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Avera St. Luke's Hospital

305 South State Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401

What to Bring to the Hospital

You may want to pack a separate bag for labor and one for your post-partum stay. Your support partner may also want a small bag packed with necessary items if they plan to stay at the hospital for a period of time. It is also important for mom to bring a post-partum bag with items she will need for the time following the birth. Here are some tips for what to bring!

Mom's Labor Bag

  • Your own pillow
  • Music for relaxation
  • Lip Balm
  • Socks
  • Lotions & massage tools
  • Focal point pictures
  • Toothbrush & paste
  • Suckers

Support Person's Bag

  • Change of clothes
  • Toothbrush & paste
  • Quick energy snacks
  • Camera & Film
  • Change for Vending Machine
  • Email addresses of friends and family

Post Partum Stay Bag for Mom

  • Slippers & bathrobe
  • Pajamas or comfy clothes
  • Loose clothing
  • Clothes for baby to wear home
  • Car seat
  • Baby book (handprints, visitors, etc.)