Keep track of your
Identify who can give you breastfeeding support, such as a family member or friend. If you don't already know, find out what breastfeeding services your hospital offers.
Buy several nursing bras. Choose cotton cups that are not lined with plastic and two extra clasp-widths for expanded comfort. The last three weeks of pregnancy are the best time to schedule a nursing bra fitting.
Check with your insurance company about coverage for a breast pump if you will be returning to work while you're still nursing.
Get the labor bag and suitcase ready.
preparing for your baby to do list.
Talk with your health care provider about your
Send in your pre-admission form if you haven't already done so.
Register for childbirth, breastfeeding or parenting classes. For Abbott Northwestern, United and Mercy Hospitals and St. Francis Medical Center, see
Amma Parenting Center. For all other Allina Health hospitals, go to our
Find Classes page.
Watch a series of
short videos on how to manage pain before, during and after birth.
Ask your health care provider if a water birth is an option for you.
Baby's activity record (fetal movement counts)
Your prenatal screen and test record
Home safety checklist
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, seventh edition, ob-ah-90026
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts