Labor & Delivery at P/SL

Having Your Baby at the Family Birthplace at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

The birth of a child is one of the most exciting, fulfilling events life has to offer. At the Family Birthplace, we have created an environment that provides a childbirth experience uniquely suited to your needs as an individual, a couple and a family.

What to Bring to the Hospital For Labor and Delivery

  • Sour lollipops (women in labor tend to become dehydrated; these produce saliva)
  • Camera 
  • Playing cards, magazines
  • Personal Items, such as lip moisturizer, toothbrush, toothpaste, warm socks, your favorite pillow 
  • iPad, iPod or reader
  • DVDs (DVD player provided)

For Your Recovery, in a Separate Bag

  • Nightgown, robe, slippers
  • 2 bras or nursing bras
  • Toiletry kit
  • Case for glasses, contact lenses
  • Address book
  • Feminine pads
  • Clothes to wear home (maternity clothes will fit best)

For Your Baby

infant clothes, including an undershirt, blankets, and a hat appropriate for weather
infant car seat already installed (If you are having difficulty obtaining a car seat, please contact the Social Services office in your county.)

Free Community Car Seat Checks

Have one of our National NHTSA certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians help you select your new baby's car seat and the other items that go with your safety seat or vehicle.

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