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Delivery Room Tips

What to Pack for Labor and Birth
• Birth Preference List
• Comfortable clothes to labor in (if not a hospital gown)
• Slippers and/or socks
• Bathrobe
• Camera
• Baby book (footprints)
• Snacks
• Focal points
• Massage aids (non-scented oils, baking soda)
• Aromatherapy
• Battery-operated flickering candle
• Exercise birthing ball 
• Father of baby (or other support person) with a strong set of hands
• Doula

What to Expect Upon Admission to the Hospital
• Maternal – Fetal Assessment
- Fetal Monitoring
- Mom’s vital signs: blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respirations
- IV access and fluids or medication if desired or necessary
• Standard admission questions from your nurse

During Your Labor
• Early, Active and Transitional Contractions
• Pain management
- Coping strategies
- Support techniques
- Medication
• Hydration

Your Baby’s Birth
• Pushing
• Delivery
• Immediate Postpartum Period
• Skin-to-Skin Positioning
• Breastfeeding
• Nutrition
• Feelings / Emotions

The first Few Days at Home
• Baby Care
• Sleep
• Eat

www.MoBapBaby.org –  Web site for new parents & “Diana’s Blog” for breastfeeding tips
 

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