It's Time

What Do I Bring to the Hospital?

it's time to give birth

Arriving at the Hospital

Call the hospital's Labor and Delivery department at (985) 280-8596 and alert them to your pending arrival. Don't worry if there isn't time for a phone call, we are always ready and waiting.

Please drive safe and cautious. Most delivery events take time and your safety comes first.

Upon arrival use the Florida Avenue (blue awning) and 14th Street entrance to the hospital, and come up the stairs or elevator to the birthing suites on the second floor.

After 8 p.m. or before 6 a.m., please use the Emergency Room entrance located on 12th Street, just south of Gause Boulevard. All other doors in the hospital are locked for entrance at these time for security and safety of our patients and staff.

What to bring?

To make your stay more comfortable, we suggest you pack a few belongings:

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  • Sleepwear, robe and slippers
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, shampoo, conditioner and soap
  • Clothes for the baby's trip home
  • Pacifier - if you intend to use one
  • Infant car seat - leave in car
  • A few dollars in change
  • If breastfeeding - nursing pads, gowns, bras for breastfeeding
  • 5-pack underwear that can be thrown away
  • Cell phone charger
  • Sports bra (no metal underwires)
  • Pillows and blankets for the expectant parents
  • comfort measure tools such as massagers, rebozo, heat or ice packs
  • birthing ball

Please leave jewelry, watches, and other valuable items at home. Slidell Memorial cannot be responsible for items that are lost or stolen.



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