About 4 weeks before your due date you should pack a small bag for the hospital. Some of the items you will need are:■Slippers or shoes
You may also want to take:
■ Hair curlers
■ Note paper, pen
For baby, you will need:
■ Outfit to wear home
■ Car seat
The hospital cannot be responsible for your money, jewelry, etc. You should leave
these things at home.
Be sure to have a name chosen for your baby and have it written down.
When you go to the hospital:
■ Go to the Emergency Room entrance of the hospital
■ Take your packed bag with you
■ Have your husband or other adult go with you
■ Some of the questions you will need to answer for the doctor or nurse are:
■ When is your baby due?
■ When did your contractions start and how often are they coming?
■ Has your water broken? What color was it? What time did it break?
■ Have you had any bleeding?