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Published on March 26, 2020

Dear Expecting Mom...

Dear Expectant Mom

We understand that the birth journey is an important part of the experience of becoming a new parent. You've been looking forward to this day for a long time, and you probably planned to have friends, family and loved ones by your side.

COVID-19 has changed many aspects of our lives lately. Many of us are practicing social distancing or staying home altogether, and many people, unfortunately, are not experiencing important milestones like the birth of their child, in quite the way they had hoped.

At Wayne UNC Health Care and hospitals throughout the country we've had to limit visitors to the hospital to keep our teammates and patients -- including our tiniest patients -- safe. We know this isn't the experience you would prefer, but we're committed to giving you the best possible, personal care and giving you the support you need.

We will be right there by your side, taking photos, launching video chats from the delivery room and using technology creatively to connect you to the ones you love most. We want to help you create memories to last a lifetime and celebrate the arrival of your newborn with you.

Remember, we are in this with you. Your delivery may not be the memory you envisioned, but it will be perfect in its own way and in its own time. We promise to work our hardest to make it the best experience possible. 

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for trusting us to deliver your bundle of joy and we look forward to celebrating every moment with you.


Your Women's Services Team

Labor & Delivery and Women & Infants

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

As you near your due date, we recommended you pack your hospital bag with:

  • Baby book for obtaining footprints at birth
  • Camera or video camera to use after delivery
  • Clothes for you and your baby to wear home
  • Change of clothes, toiletries, and snacks for your support person
  • Diaper bag
  • Massage aids for labor
  • Music and other focal point items for labor
  • Pajamas, robe, and slippers
  • Toiletries

You don’t need to pack a breast pump. If you need one while you’re in the hospital, we’ll supply it.