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   Resources ! Click below for some wonderful Baby Name and related resources:

  • American Name Society
    A non-profit society, founded in 1951, established to promote the study of “onomastics,” or the study of names and naming practices.
  • Popular Baby Names” Page
    A really fun page at the Social Security Administration website. You can view the rankings for baby names all the way back to 1879.
  • Most Popular Given Names
    A review of popular names from around the world, at the ever-changeable Wikipedia.
  • Name Day Calendar
    A site that celebrates the old European “name-day” custom, here in the United States.
  • Babies Online's Fun-Facts Due Date Calculator
    Calculate your baby's due date, birthstone, birth flower and so much more!

   Labor Bag Hospital Checklist
Reduce your stress by packing your labor bag ahead of time.   Mom

  • Anything that will help you
  • Focal point to aid concentration (a picture, stuffed animal, collectable)
  • Lip gloss, balm, or petroleum jelly
  • Hard Candy for dry mouth
  • Cards, games, books, or crossword puzzles
  • Cassette or CD player and music
  • Bathrobe, Pajamas, socks, nightgown, and slippers
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush and other toiletries
  • Hair band
  • A favorite pillow
  • A sponge or water spray to cool you down
  • Nursing bras or good support bras
  • Feminine pads
  • Comb, brush, shampoo, toilet articles
  • Hair dryer
  • Comfortable clothes for going home
  • Breast pump (If you’re going to use one)
Dad or Coach
  • Massage oils or lotions for back rubs and massage
  • Paint roller, rolling pin, or tennis balls for applying back pressure
  • Watch with a second hand
  • Notebook and pen to record observations
  • Snacks for both you and Mom
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and other toiletries
  • Camera, video, and/or tape recorder
  • List of phone numbers to call with the news
  • Prepaid phone car or Cell Phone (For use outside Hospital)
  • Cards, games, books, or crossword puzzles
  • Bathing suit, if a bath or shower during labor is an option
  • Change of clothes
  • Money
  • A small gift for both Mom and the Baby
  • Your Support and Caring
  • Infant car seat Installed in Car (Read the instructions thoroughly)
  • Outfit for the trip home - Warm Clothes or snowsuit if it is winter
  • Receiving blanket
  • Baby nail clippers
  • One pair socks or booties
  • Cap
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