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New Baby Basics: Prepping for Delivery Day

Take it from moms who have been there: Here are the secrets to a successful delivery day, starting with a well-packed bag.
/ Source: TODAY

Your due date's around the corner and your "go" bag is packed...but how do you know if you've included the right stuff?

Packing for the hospital can feel overwhelming, but TODAY producer (and mom of two) Patrice Poltzer is here to help. Does your delivery day bag include fancy pajamas? Forget it, she says — you'll be much happier to have cozy socks and nursing bras once you've given birth.

MORE New Baby Basics:

How to get a good night's sleep while pregnant

How to buy maternity wear

How to deal with colic

How to transition to solids

How to sleep train

In this installment of TODAY's "New Baby Basics" series, Patrice shares her tips for delivery day, also known as "D-Day." Leave the cashmere nightgowns at home, but make sure to pack a breastfeeding pillow, plenty of snacks and a phone charger.

And watch this hilarious (and helpful!) video for the one thing you *must* take home from the hospital:

Check out the rest of the "New Baby Basics" series to learn more about life with an infant.