Packing list for childbirth


Pack for the delivery room

Personal belongings:

  • First clothes for your baby (pyjama and/or comfortable baby clothes, singlet, wool jack, booties, soft cap)
  • Your personal clothes, underwear (bra, 2 packs of disposable knickers), toiletries (towel, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, water spray, paper handkerchiefs...)

Administrative & medical documents

  • Blood group card (certified after 2 exam with the same name)
  • Your pregnancy notebook (with all exams realized)
  • Your French Public Welfare System card or certificate (Carte Vitale)
  • Your Mutual Health Care company certificate
  • Your family record book or your ID card
  • If any, advance recognition document when parents are not married.

Pack for your hospital stay

For you

  • Your toiletries and towels
  • Pyjama, night-dresses
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Underwear: maternity bra, disposable knickers, sanitary napkins
  • Napkins

If your planning to breastfeed

  • Maternity bras
  • Comfortable clothes that can be easily open at the front
  • Breast milk collectors : these will be very useful when you leave the hospital
  • For your comfort plan to have breastfeeding cushion

For your baby

For comfort and health of your baby you will need to have several clothing

  • 1 baby sleep bag
  • 7 cotton singlets and 7 pyjamas, and other clothing for your hospital stay
  • 2 wool vests
  • 2 wool booties (even during summer)
  • A soft cap (wool)
  • Baby bibs
  • Paper handkerchiefs
  • A small soft hairbrush
  • Nappies

When you leave maternity

  • Complete outfit, including cotton singlet.
  • Baby sleeping bag, or blanket or baby suit according to the weather
  • An installed car seat, even for short journey, so your baby will enjoy comfort and security for every journey.

Last update: 10/2/2013