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Although we at Nadezhda Hospital provide everything you need to have a comfortable and cozy hospital stay after the delivery, as well as all the medical supplies for you and your baby, still there is some stuff that you will have to, or prefer to bring with you from home. Here is the list of some things that you may need during your stay in the Maternity Unit:

On Your Way to the Maternity Unit

Documents:

  • Identity card
  • Personal In-patient Card
  • Exchange card provided by the Female Consultation Room
  • Clinical path for hospitalization No. 7, issued by the Female Consultation Room (and in the hospital in case of an emergency admission)
  • Marriage Certificate - when the husband is the father of the baby (if you are married, a photocopy of the certificate) and a photocopy of the father’s identity card (required for issuance of a baby’s birth certificate)
  • Your recent medical tests:
  • (CBC) Complete Blood Count: not later than 7 days prior to delivery
  • Wass, HbSAg, HIV tests valid for 6 months
  • Blood type

Personal belongings:

  • Slippers/mules and a towel (in case you need to use warm water for pain relief during the first postnatal period)
  • Sanitary pads– highly absorbing, preferably for night use
  • A mobile phone
  • A tooth brush and tooth paste
  • A hair elastic (if you need some for your hair)
  • Contact lenses or glasses (if you wear some)
  • A CD with your favorite music

The things you need to be brought at your first visit

  • Night gowns: 2 pieces with buttons – you may also use a hospital gown
  • A charger for your mobile phone
  • Breast pads
  • A nursing bra
  • A breast pump– if you do not have such, you may use the hospital one
  • Socks for you
  • A pen, a notepad
  • Some cash – coins for the vending machine (coffee or juice)
  • Nipple cream to prepare your nipples
  • Your own cosmetics
  • A notarized affidavit stating that the father has recognized the baby as his child (if you are not married). A photocopy of the father’s identity card. These documents are required to have a birth certificate issued for the baby
  • A cream for tired and swollen feet
  • A tea cup

Checklist at Discharge

For the baby:

  • A blanket, a port-baby or swaddling clothes (depending what type you have chosen)
  • A body baby
  • A hat
  • Socks and bootees
  • Gloves
  • An overall or a romper with a shirt
  • A disposable diaper
  • A baby car seat

For you:

  • Clothes – possible for pregnant women that you used to wear during your 6-7 months of your pregnancy
  • Shoes
  • Sanitary pads
  • Personal cosmetics – make-up
  • Underwear
  • A topcoat for you
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