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birthing bag: what to pack

Still have questions?

Our friendly Labor & Delivery staff members are just a phone call away at 903.577.6261.

How does something so tiny require so many things? Included below is a convenient list of items you may want to pre-pack for your hospitalization in the Labor & Delivery Unit at Titus Regional Medical Center.



Socks and slippers

Personal care items/toiletries

Massage oils or lotions

Back massager

Lip balm

Hard candy or lollipops

Snacks for your labor support person


Digital or video cameras

Cell phone charger

Baby book

Insurance and/or Medicaid card


Nursing support pillow

Supportive bra and breast pads

Nursing gowns

Maternity clothes to wear home (most moms wear clothes that fit when they were approximately 6 months pregnant)

Change of clothing for your labor support person

Baby blanket and hat

Baby socks and mittens

Diaper bag

Baby outfit (an onsite newborn photography session is available so bring a special outfit for your newborn)

Pacifier (if desired)

Newborn car seat and base (these can be tricky so practice securing the base and removing the seat - the car seat portion will need to be brought with you prior to discharge home so our staff can help assure appropriate placement and securement of your precious new arrival)