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Health Tip: Make a Delivery Checklist

Be ready when baby arrives

(HealthDay News) -- There's so much to do before your new baby arrives that a checklist can help lessen anxiety and help you prepare.

From emergency contacts to packing, here are checklist suggestions, courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics:

  • All contact information for the hospital and the medical professional who will deliver your baby.
  • Details about getting to the hospital, including directions and the proper entrance.
  • Essential phone numbers, including an ambulance service and the numbers of anyone you want in the delivery room.
  • Your bag for the hospital, which should include clothing, toiletries and loved ones' contact information.
  • A properly installed car safety seat for your new baby.
  • Care arrangements for your other children.

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