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Before You Head to the Hospital

You and your partner don't want to be scrambling when your baby decides it is time to see the world.

We want you to be prepared with these steps....

Heading to Hospital

What to Pack For You and Your Support Person

To make it easy, we’ve created a checklist  for what to pack for the hospital and what to leave at home.

Download "What to Pack" Checklist

If you forget something, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got the following personal care items available: bar soap, shampoo, conditioner and body wash, shower caps, combs, lotion, tooth brushes, toothpaste, Biotene mouthwash.  In addition, we have washcloths, towels, gowns, robes, baby diapers (cloth), and baby t-shirts on hand.

Arrange a Car Seat

If you own two cars, it is a good idea to buy a seat for each vehicle. The car seat should be installed before coming to the hospital.

Have the car seat checked by a certified person. Go to buckleupnc.org for a list of community car seat safety checks and certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians in your area.