Women's Health

You are going to have a baby in the Don and Lillian Meighan Wright Maternity Centre

What to bring to the hospital

For Mom

  • Hospital card (if you have one)
  • Health card (OHIP) and extended hospital insurance information
  • Pillows – in coloured cases (breastfeeding pillows are great)
  • Housecoat, slippers, socks
  • Nursing bras (cotton sports-bra style is best)
  • Nightgown or pyjamas – with buttons down the front (you can wear a hospital gown if you wish)
  • Panties (bring old pairs)
  • Large sanitary pads
  • Toiletries and facial tissues
  • Loose, comfortable clothes to wear home

For baby

  • Diapers (10-20)
  • Sleeper or outfit to wear home
  • Blanket, booties, bonnet
  • Infant car seat (on day of discharge if going home by car)

Bed sheets, towels, receiving blankets and gowns are provided for mom and baby while in hospital.

Do not bring: jewelry, credit cards or large amounts of cash