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October 23rd, 2012, 09:36 PM
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I'm starting to think about packing up my hospital bag (key word: think!) and I'm wondering what everyone is planning on wearing for your labor if you are planning on a natural delivery and moving about the room.
Last time, I brought sweats and a nursing tank, but I ended up stripping off the sweats when the contractions started and it wasn't modest to say the least. This time, I'd like to plan a little better, but I really don't want to buy a special outfit just for the labor if I don't have to.
What is everyone packing? I tried the hospital gowns the first time and they are great if you plan on lying on your back the whole time, but bad if you are moving around.
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October 23rd, 2012, 09:42 PM
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I'm probably just going to go with the hospital gown and my ankle length bath robe for when I want to move around. I dont want to buy a special outfit for labor that could get who knows what on it.
I'm trying to find some cheap but comfy pants pajamas to wear after I deliver and am cleaned up.

But I guess I better start doing more serious thinking into my list.
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October 23rd, 2012, 09:45 PM
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I would like to find a cheap sundress or something, something that can be pulled up to the waist if needed but still looks somewhat decent on top.
I really haven't given it much thought, and I might just go with a hospital gown. I definitely want a nicer top for pictures though.
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October 24th, 2012, 03:23 AM
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I will probably just wear what the hospital has, but bring a rob if I want to get up and move around. I should probably start "thinking" about packing my bag also!
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October 24th, 2012, 05:19 AM
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I really need to get back to packing my bag too. I'm a c section (not planned until Dec 7 but Lord knows I'll never make that time...I'm still aiming for black friday!)

All I've got packed right now is a few outfits for the kid (one preemie and one newborn) and underwear and socks for me. Laughable. lol
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October 24th, 2012, 05:27 AM
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Hospital gown and housecoat for when I'm up and moving around. If my labor is anything like my track record then I will just be in gown and the hospital bed a hour before I have him lol. So would not even be up moving around. I tend to progress reall quickly in labor. Praying it is quick this time to.
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October 24th, 2012, 05:38 AM
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They don't give us an option - so hospital gown it is...(Although I suppose if I wanted to buy a more stylish hospital gown they would allow that.)

But here are my brand new post-delivery hospital pajamas from belabumbum's nursing collection!
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October 24th, 2012, 05:41 AM
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I just bought my hospital clothes last Friday. I plan on wearing the hospital gown for during labor and delivery, but I bought a lightweight knee length robe that I'll wear over it for walking around. And then I bought a loose, stretchy cotton knee length nightgown that I will change in to as soon as I can shower and change. I figure I really want to change into my own clothes as soon as I can, but that a gown would be easier at first.
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October 24th, 2012, 06:08 AM
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Wow, Marlowe's Mom - you are braaaave with those white pajama pants

I will labour in the hospital gown, and change into some old comfy pajamas once I am allowed to have my shower. Nothing fancy for me
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October 24th, 2012, 06:44 AM
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I want to buy something to wear (i hate wearing nightgowns and hate hosptial gowns even more) but im not sure what to get. I figure I'll get some cute pjs from Target to bring but Im not sure if they even will let me wear pants.
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October 24th, 2012, 07:36 AM
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Sounds like the hospital gown + house coat is the common combo. This sounds great for the start of labor before I work up a sweat.

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I would like to find a cheap sundress or something, something that can be pulled up to the waist if needed but still looks somewhat decent on top.
I really haven't given it much thought, and I might just go with a hospital gown. I definitely want a nicer top for pictures though.
A sundress sounds great. I have some cotton maternity ones that I will never wear again after the delivery so this might be a perfect idea.
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October 24th, 2012, 08:11 AM
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I wore a tank top and pajama pants before but also unmodestly lost the pants pretty quick. I really did not care! This time, Id like to have a bit more than just a tank top on for hours so Im thinking about wearing short chemise style nightgowns. That way Im as comfy as I would be in a tank top but with a bit more coverage Ive got a couple so I probably wont buy anything new.
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October 24th, 2012, 09:02 AM
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Glad I looked at this post. Being a FTM I haven't even thought about this yet! I will pack my robe for if I do wear a hospital gown but a sundress also sounds like a comfortable option. I think I may pack both so I can be comfortable either way. I have no clue how I am going to feel when I am in labor.
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October 24th, 2012, 12:02 PM
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I really want to find cute comfy pajamas for after but that dont look totally like pj's. But not pay a ton for them.

Any suggestions of some found online?
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October 24th, 2012, 12:09 PM
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Definitely a hospital gown for L&D. I like to wear another gown backwards, so my bum's not sticking out for the world to see!
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October 24th, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Definitely a hospital gown for L&D. I like to wear another gown backwards, so my bum's not sticking out for the world to see!
Great idea; I never thought of this!
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October 24th, 2012, 02:00 PM
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We are planning a home waterbirth so Im going to wear either a nursing tank or just a sports bra with a labor skirt. It's like a swimsuit skirt that you can get into and out of the water with. Who knows, though, I get pretty animalistic in labor I might just go au naturale, LOL!
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October 24th, 2012, 02:32 PM
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My last two I just wore a sports bra and nothing else to labor in! I was in and out of the tub and hot etc, no modesty here while in labor! Right after I put on the hospital gown and then the next day I think I wore a nursing bra, tank top and capri sweat pants. I think I'll do the same this time around!
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October 24th, 2012, 03:14 PM
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sweatpants and a shirt.
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October 24th, 2012, 07:22 PM
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well seeing how i was not planning on having babies right then it was a gound for me. i probably would have went that way anyway but since i had a c cection i had to have a gound anyway.
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