Your hospital stay

To do list

 Enjoy getting to know your new baby.

 Talk over your labor and birth with your nurse or doctor.

 Ask the staff questions about caring for yourself and your baby.

 Keep your baby with you as much as you can.

 Rest when you can.

Forms and worksheets

Questions to ask when breastfeeding worksheet

Questions to ask your health care provider before you leave the hospital worksheet

Social Security card application (from the Social Security Administration)

Chart your baby's breastfeedings and diapers

Chart your baby's formula feedings and diapers

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Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, seventh edition, ob-ah-90026
First Published: 10/04/2002
Last Reviewed: 12/02/2015