Fitzroy Maternity

Preparing for your stay

Preparing for your maternity stay

After your booking has been confirmed, we’ll be in touch with you to discuss the details of your hospital stay. If at any time you have concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Pack your bag – what to bring to hospital

packing pregnancy birth car

For the car

  • Towel in case your waters break
  • Plastic bag in case of nausea or vomiting
  • Heat pack

For your labour

  • Antenatal card
  • Water spray for your face
  • Lip balm
  • Pair of loose-fitting socks or slippers
  • Brush, hair band or clip to keep hair off your face
  • Heat pack
  • Massage/aromatherapy oil
  • Phone or CD with your favourite soothing music
  • Staminade® or Gatorade®
  • Jelly beans or jubes
  • Hospital gowns are available for your use in labour, however you can bring a loose t-shirt or nightie instead if you prefer
partners bag

For your partner

  • Toiletries and personal medications
  • A book
  • Snacks
  • Camera

For your stay

  • Your Medicare card 
  • Blood group card
  • Your health insurance card
  • Comfortable bed attire
  • Personal toiletries, including hairdryer
  • Slippers or comfortable footwear
  • All medications and tablets you are taking (bring them in their original packets)
  • Any repeat prescriptions
  • Maternity pads
  • Nursing bras
  • Casual clothes, including front opening shirts
  • Books and magazines
  • Phone charger
  • Hot and/or cold packs
  • Sanitary pads
for your stay

For your newborn baby

  • 5 or 6 baby outfits 
  • 5 or 6 baby wraps 
  • Baby bonnet or beanie
  • Booties
  • Nappy fasteners and pilchers (optional)
  • A professionally-fitted Australian Standards approved baby car restraint or seat —essential for a safe journey home.

St Vincent's Private Hospital, Fitzroy provides

  • Disposable undies
  • Disposable nappies
  • Baby night gowns
  • Baby blankets
  • Towels
  • Cotton wool
mater room

What not to bring

We strongly recommend that you don’t bring valuable items such as jewellery or large amounts of money to the hospital or store them in your room.

You are responsible for your own possessions at all times as the hospital takes every care, but regrettably cannot accept liability for any lost or damaged valuables.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact the Fitzroy Maternity Team.

59 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Ph: (03) 9411 7634

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