If you are giving birth at an Atlantic Health System maternity center, we recommend you bring the following items for yourself, your newborn and your partner:
During your stay at Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, or Chilton Medical Center we will provide a hospital gown and disposable underwear and peripads for after your delivery. After the initial delivery period, most women prefer the comfort of their own items. You may want to pack a small bag with:
- Brush or a comb
- Shampoo and conditioner and other hair products
- Lip balm
- Sleepwear/underwear/bra (regular or nursing bra)
- Daywear (such as sweat pants and a shirt that has buttons on the front)
- Hair ties
- Slippers or slip on shoes
- Outfit to wear home from the hospital
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Cosmetics or other toiletries
- Contact lens supplies and back up glasses
During your baby’s stay, we will provide disposable diapers, T-shirts and blankets. When it’s time to take the baby home, you’ll want to have:
- Outfit to go home in that includes T-shirt, socks and hat
- Receiving blanket
- Bunting/coat or warm blanket for cold weather
- Car seat (leave the box at home, read and bring in the instructions)
- Pediatrician's name, phone number and address
- Night wear
- Toothbrush and other toiletries
- Snacks for your support person
Other Items to Consider:
- List of telephone numbers of people you will want to call
- Camera or video camera (charged, new batteries)
- Extra film or memory card
Please leave all your valuables at home.
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