What to bring to the Birthing Center

We provide most everything you will need during your stay at the Birthing Center.

Some suggested comfort items you may want to bring include:

  • Smart phone, Tablet, Laptop
  • Camera
  • Favorite pillow
  • Lollipops/hard candy
  • Lip balm
  • Personal hygiene items and other personal comfort items you desire to bring

We encourage family and friends who will be providing support to dress for comfort and to pack a lunch with snacks.

Listed below are the additional items you may desire to bring after you have delivered and are transferred to the Mother-Baby Unit:

  • Personal hygiene items
  • Nightgowns/pajamas
  • Bathrobe
  • Extra panties
  • Supportive bras (if desired) or Nursing bras (Nursing Pads)

On the day of discharge you will need:

  • Infant car seat
  • Clothes/shoes for mom (most likely, you will still have a tummy, so bring your pregnancy clothes)
  • Outfit for baby (hat and blankets dependent upon the weather)

If you have any concerns during your stay or are not fully satisfied with your experience, please contact the Birthing Center Head Nurse at (253) 968-0711.

Reminder: Don't forget to bring a copy of your filled in birth plan. Madigan Birth Plan

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