on with it
- getting on with it
will your body change?
about emotional changes?
What healthcare will
How do you know if
something is wrong?
healthy during pregnancy
ready at home
Going to the
happens during labour and birth?
Preparing for the big day
As your due date approaches, you should adopt the same motto as the scouts – be prepared!!
Babies can be unpredictable and you don’t want to find yourself suddenly in labour and having to run around the house madly packing your hospital bag, SO HAVE IT PACKED READY TO GO.
But what should you pack?
Your hospital will give you a list of what it recommends you bring for yourself and baby.
The following list offers suggestions.
What to take to hospital
Medicare and Health Care Card
Pads: super and regular
Nightgowns or PJs
Clothes (if you want to get dressed during the day)
Toiletries – makeup, hair brush, soap, shampoo (things to make you feel like a person again)
If you do not wish to dress your baby in clothes provided by the hospital your will need to bring your own baby clothes.
It is a good idea to clearly label the baby clothes with your name.
Set of baby clothes, nappies, blankets and car restraint for going home.
will you get to the hospital?
It is important to consider how you are going to get to hospital because driving yourself is not an option, when labour has started.
Plan with your partner or family and friends to ensure someone will able to take you to hospital.
Consider joining Ambulance Victoria as emergency transport is extremely expensive and you will be fully billed for this service.
Concession cardholders are eligible for free ambulance travel anywhere in Australia in an emergency.
Your Pregnancy Care Provider
Yarra Valley Community Health Service
1300 130 381
Ranges Community Health Service
1300 366 141