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Checklist for New Moms

Suggested To-Do List

Are you ready for the most important job of your life? This checklist can help. 

  • Attend a Parent-to-be Open House 
  • Find a doctor or certified nurse-midwife 
  • Choose a doctor for your baby 
  • Review class options
  • Buy a car seat 
  • Prepare a birth plan 
  • Call St. Luke’s Patient Financial Services regarding cost
  • Fill out the Pre-Admission form (for deliveries at St. Luke's Boise and Meridian)

Items to Pack for the Hospital 

  • Contact lens case and glasses
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, lip moisturizer
  • Snacks to help keep your support person energized
  • Suckers or hard candy for mom
  • Camera, video camera, extra batteries
  • Lotion or massage oils
  • Non-skid socks or slippers for mom
  • Baby book (baby’s footprints can be placed right on the pages while at the hospital)
  • Clothes for going home
  • Going-home outfit for baby, including a blanket
  • Child passenger car seat
  • A nursing bra
  • Breast pump

Learn more about Labor and Delivery at St. Luke's