Our Mommy MD Guide’s reply: I packed my bag early–around a week or so before I went into labor. I also packed reading materials, outfits for the baby, and my Boppy to help me breastfeed. I also took my computer because the hospital has wireless Internet. I was actually able to use my computer because the baby slept a lot!
—Amy J. Derick, MD, a mom of one 15-month-old son. She is 17 weeks pregnant with her second son. Dr. Derick is a dermatologist in private practice at Derick Dermatology in Barrington, IL