What to Bring to the BMH Birthing Center

We’ll provide you with the basics.  But you may want to bring the extras.

For Labor

  • Your birth preferences or plan to let staff know what’s important to you
  • Comfy PJs or clothes to labor in – we also have an endless supply of hospital gowns
  • Eyeglasses
  • Pillow from home
  • A playlist and something to play it on
  • Massage oils and/or aromatherapy scents
  • A focal point, like a picture, stuffed animal, or bouquet of flowers

For Postpartum

  • Breast pump
  • A list of phone numbers and a phone card, if you don’t have a cell phone
  • A cell phone charger, if you do
  • Comfy PJs and clothes to go home in – you can’t wear our hospital gowns home
  • Going home outfit and receiving blanket for baby, plus warm blankets if it’s cold out
  • Car seat – call your pediatrician for information about getting it fitted to your vehicle
  • Special toiletries, beauty products, makeup

For Your Partner/Support Person

  • Toothbrush and toiletries
  • Comfy PJs and a change of clothes
  • Swim suit or trunks for supporting you in the shower and tub

Please DO NOT Bring

  • Large amounts of money
  • Valuable jewelry
  • Anything you would be sad to lose.

We are not responsible for damaged or lost items.