Whether you're giving birth at a hospital or birthing center, it doesn't so much matter the where as the 'what' to bring with you. Remember, only bring what makes sense to you and leave your valuables at home -- it will be one less thing to worry about. This is a comprehensive list that you can use as a guide to pick and choose the items that seem right for you.
You know, when we were adopting, I made a list of things I thought I'd never do as a parent. I wanted to compare it with when we brought the baby home, to see how many of those I ended up reneging on. I thought it would be fun to do a similar one about pregnancy. These are the things that I used to think I'd never do in pregnancy: