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May 6th, 2013, 06:31 AM
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what are you packing to wear PP at the hospital? i had DS in a snowstorm in feb, so i had warm fleece PJs (button front for easier nursing). this time will be july, so i'm not sure what to buy/bring? i bought cheap PJs last time since i was warned that i would bleed and ruin them. well, of course i bled, but it was contained and didn't ruin the PJs. is a nightgown easier than PJs?
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May 6th, 2013, 06:42 AM
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I usually just wear the pink hospital gowns while I am at the hospital. That way I don't have to worry about getting blood on them, and they also have the "boob hole" for nursing
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May 6th, 2013, 06:47 AM
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i find those hospital gowns "scratchy" so i like to bring my own clothes! hopefully we won't have any medical issues this time around, but DS and i were in the hospital for a week, so i def needed my own clothes.
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May 6th, 2013, 06:57 AM
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I just wore the hospital gowns last time. I bought a cheap PJ set from walmart that was loose capri length pants and a sleeveless button down shirt. I still have the set so I'll probably bring it again, not sure if I'll wear it or not.
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May 6th, 2013, 07:37 AM
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After I delivered DD the nurse encouraged me to wear the hospital night gowns at first. They were great! I wore that for the first day but they were all closed up in the back and comfy so I didn't mind. After I was able to shower I changed into some lightweight PJ's from home.
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May 6th, 2013, 08:29 AM
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I'll just wear what the hospital provides, the last thing I'll want to do when we get home is wash blood stained clothing.
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May 6th, 2013, 08:54 AM
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I will just wear the hospital gowns but I'm thinking I will need different going home clothes. Last time I had Megan in October so I wore sweats. This go around I will buy some comfy shorts.
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May 6th, 2013, 09:58 AM
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I brought some old PJs when I had my daughter and changed into them when I was feeling better after my surgery. Since they were old, I just threw them out when we got home. I'm just going to get some cheap one-size-too-big-for-me pajama pants this time and throw them out later like last time. As far as nursing goes, I just pull my shirt up anyway, so I'll bring some tshirts to wear with my pajama pants.

However, for the first 12ish hours, I'll wear the hospital gown since I will be coming out of surgery and have a catheter in, won't be able to walk, and need the nurse to check on my scars easily.
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May 6th, 2013, 11:47 AM
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I am having a c-section so I have to wear the gown the whole first day and night and usually the next day. Last time I asked to change the day after surgery and they said to wait, then when the nurses changed shifts I asked again and they let me. It felt soo good to be in my own clothes!

Last time I brought black yoga pants and pulled them up over my scar & wore those with a nursing tank. I didn't bleed on them but if I had then they were black so no staining. I'll probably do that again this time and possibly a night gown too.
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May 6th, 2013, 01:15 PM
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My biggest thing is I like to have "easy access" shirts.. And crappy pants so if they get bloody it's no biggie...
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May 6th, 2013, 02:32 PM
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I'll just wear the hospital gowns. I bled really heavily last time and I wasn't even allowed/able to get out of bed to shower until the last day. When I went home last time, I wore my regular jeans and a new t-shirt. I will bring a few cute outfits for the trip home. I am going to be optimistic and bring a couple pairs of pre-preggo jeans and I'll be realistic by bringing a dress because I remember how much it hurt to wear pants for a while. I don't mind the hospital gowns in the hospital though.
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May 6th, 2013, 07:11 PM
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I'm really not sure. Whatever I'm comfortable in at the time. It gets cold in there though so I'd recommend bringing both warm and light clothes. Just a thought.
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May 6th, 2013, 07:16 PM
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probably hospital gown, then maybe a crappy nightgown. its going to be crazy hot so...

no clue what to wear home though. :/
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May 6th, 2013, 07:23 PM
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I made a gown for while im laboring but after all is said and done my plan is to wear nursing tank or a regular top with pj bottoms ... I not a night gown type of person so I wouldn't op for that anyway... I will also put some lose shorts in the bag too just in case the pj pant is to much but I doubt I will need them cause we are allowed to control the temp in the room.
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May 6th, 2013, 08:03 PM
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I will be wearing the hospital gowns. They don't bother me. Then just something for the trip home. Maybe a dress or some kind of lose outfit. That way if I am comfy in the dress I'll wear that so nothing is pressing on my c-section scar.
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May 6th, 2013, 10:30 PM
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Ill wear yoga pants home. I really like the bra camisoles so that Id wear while in hospital. I will wear a hospital gown there.
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May 6th, 2013, 11:08 PM
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I wore the hospital gowns last time then went home in comfy pants and hoodie. I may take comfy clothes to wear in the hospital this time. I'm not really sure.
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May 7th, 2013, 01:16 AM
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i have no clue! probably black pajamas
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May 7th, 2013, 03:00 AM
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Hospital gown I suppose then trakkies to go home in.

If I want anything else, our house is walking distance from the hospital, DH can pop home and grab me something and be back within half an hour. 10mins if he drives.
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