During pregnancy, a miracle is occurring right before your eyes. Your baby's growing, your body's changing, and your hormones are surging, and between preparing for baby and staying as healthy as possible, you have a lot to think about for the next 40 weeks.
Woman’s pregnancy checklists can help you get ready for your upcoming bundle of joy with tips and suggestions to benefit your health and your future baby’s.
Talk with your doctor about your labor preferences before your due date. Woman's Labor Preferences Worksheet [pdf] can help you have a plan ready for your delivery. This can be as simple as a conversation or as detailed as a birth plan.
Packing for the Hospital
Before you make your way to the hospital, make sure you've got everything you will need before and after delivery. It's a good idea to pack two bags — smaller one for Labor and Delivery and a larger one for your extended stay in Mother/Baby. Refer to Woman's Hospital Bag Checklist [pdf] to be sure you've got all the essentials at hand. Bring a baby outfit for baby’s first photo.
Packing the Diaper Bag
After baby comes, packing a diaper bag may feel like packing for a weeklong vacation! Use Woman’s Diaper Bag Checklist [pdf] to make sure that you’re fully stocked for your outing with baby.
Learn best practices. Decide what you want. Tell your care team your wishes.
Being prepared helps you and your new baby have a great hospital stay. We offer a variety of practices so that mothers can come more prepared than ever before.