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What to Bring from Home

Within a few weeks of your due date, gather the personal items you and your family will need during your stay at Avista Adventist Hospital’s New Life Birth Center.

For the mother-to-be

  • Comfortable nightgown that opens in the front for easy breastfeeding
  • Socks
  • Slippers
  • Personal toiletries
  • Nursing bra
  • Bathrobe
  • Change of clothes for the trip home; typically, the clothes you wore during your fifth month of pregnancy will be the most comfortable
    (Feminine hygiene products are provided for you by the hospital.)

For your newborn

  • Receiving blanket
  • Extra blanket or bunting during cold weather
  • Onesie
  • Outfit
  • Infant car seat for the trip home-this is required by Colorado state law
  • Diapers 

For your birth coach:

  • Change of clothes
  • Personal toiletries
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Favorite snacks
  • Selection of favorite music; an iPod, CD player or radio
  • Personal laptop or tablet if you choose (you will have access to free wireless Internet)
  • Phone numbers for those you'll want to contact after delivery
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