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Labor & Delivery Services

Having Your Baby at the Special Delivery Unit at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

The birth of a child is one of the most exciting, fulfilling events life has to offer. At the Family Birthplace, we have created an environment that provides a childbirth experience uniquely suited to your needs as an individual, a couple and a family.

What to Bring to the Hospital For Labor and Delivery

  • Sour lollipops (women in labor tend to become dehydrated; these produce saliva)
  • Camera
  • Playing cards, magazines
  • Personal Items, such as lip moisturizer, toothbrush, toothpaste, warm socks, your favorite pillow
  • iPad, iPod or reader
  • DVDs (DVD player provided)

For Your Recovery in the PS/L Special Mom's Unit, in a Separate Bag

  • Nightgown, robe, slippers
  • 2 bras or nursing bras
  • Toiletry kit
  • Case for glasses, contact lenses
  • Address book
  • Feminine pads
  • Clothes to wear home (maternity clothes will fit best)

For Your Baby

  • Infant clothes, including an undershirt, blankets, and a hat appropriate for weather
  • Infant car seat already installed
    • Learn more about our free car seat checks-- an appointment you can make (often by 36 weeks of pregnancy) to ensure your car seat is properly installed
    • If you are having difficulty obtaining a car seat, please contact the Social Services office in your county.