4 things you don’t need in Labor and Delivery

Things you should leave at home

It can be tempting to over-prepare for your hospital stay, but there are a few things you don’t need.

The day of your baby’s arrival is often preceded by a great deal of anticipation and preparation. As you prepare your hospital bag, you realize just how close you are to meeting the newest member of your family. What you pack is important: you’ll need all of the essentials, from insurance cards and phone chargers to an outfit and car seat for the trip home. But there are a few things that are better left at home!

Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, December 2018

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