Peninsula Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

What to bring to hospital

For Mother

  • Loose comfortable t-shirt/nightie for labour
  • Comfort items (favourite pillow, hot/cold pack [no wheat bags], lip balm, lollies & snacks, massage oils, massage tool, music)
  • Sleepwear (4 night dresses with front opening or pyjamas)
  • Leisure wear for day (e.g. tracksuit)
  • Camera/Mobile
  • Watch/Clock
  • Underwear (6)
  • Nursing bra (3)
  • Light dressing gown
  • Comfortable footwear (i.e. slippers)
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, hairbrush, etc)
  • 2 packets of nursing pads - if breast feeding
  • 5 packets sanitary napkins – (3 x maternity & 2 x regular).

For Baby

  • 8 night gowns/jumpsuits
  • 8 singlets
  • 4 bunny rugs/ wraps
  • 2 muslin wraps
  • 2 pairs booties/socks
  • 1 hat
  • 2 pairs mittens
  • small cot blanket
  • 2 large packs baby wipes (unscented)
  • Ramsay Breast Feeding Book (provided in childbirth education classes)
  • baby comb/brush
  • outfit for going home
  • 4 packets newborn nappies.

For Administration

  • Blood group card
  • Health insurance details
  • Medicare card
  • Current medication
  • Patient Pregnancy Record (from your obstetrician visits)
  • Pen

For partner

  • Night attire if staying overnight

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