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September 17th, 2013, 03:48 PM
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I'm anti hospital gown. I wore one with brylie because I was getting induced, but i kept my yoga pants on under it until my water was broken. With hunter i planned on wearing just a long tank top and sports bra and a robe, if necessary - but ended up wearing yoga pants and a long sleeved tshirt to the hospital and just my tshirt to push, because i didnt have time for anything else.

so im probably going to get a couple pair of yoga pants this time, in case they get wet getting in/out of the tub, because dangit im going to get my water birth this time....and pack a bunch of tanktops. im not a naked laborer .. i really just dislike being naked in general, though it would be way convenient!

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September 17th, 2013, 03:57 PM
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I don't love hospital gowns either. I bought a nice gown to wear when I was laboring with DD then decided I didn't want it ruined so I ended up using a hospital gown. I'll use one again this time, too. I do bring a robe with me that zips up so I have easy access for BFing.
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September 17th, 2013, 04:08 PM
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I'm not sure since this is my first. I've got a short little gown that I thought about wearing, but I wasn't sure if it would get ruined. Is it even worth trying to use something from home?
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September 17th, 2013, 04:11 PM
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I went through so many gowns, i'll just use the hospital gown. As soon as I showered I was back in my pants and a tank top.
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September 17th, 2013, 04:31 PM
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If you have a vaginal birth it will definitely get messy and bloody so you may not want to wear a nice gown. If you don't mind having to soak your own gown then go ahead and wear it. Personally, when I'm laboring and in pain I lose my modesty so I don't notice that my butt is hanging out of a hospital gown lol.

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I'm not sure since this is my first. I've got a short little gown that I thought about wearing, but I wasn't sure if it would get ruined. Is it even worth trying to use something from home?
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September 17th, 2013, 04:47 PM
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my stuff with hunter got covered in blood, but it came right out. i bled a lot with him but none of the clothes were ruined at all. and i didnt wash them right away
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September 17th, 2013, 05:10 PM
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In all 3 births so far, I've gone through so many hospital gowns... I live in those while there. I'll wear whatever I'm wearing that day when I go into labor probably a sweatshirt and sweatpants/yoga pants, something super stretchy and if I just changed to go the hospital, then I'll only have worn those clothes for an hour and as long as they are still clean, that's what I'm wearing home.

Not sure what I'll wear, if not a gown, during the day between arrival and departure, but I tend to bleed more (they say redheads do, and I am one that does), so I certainly don't plan on bleeding all over my stuff if I don't have to!

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September 17th, 2013, 05:35 PM
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When I birthed at home I couldn't stand clothing of any kind. In the hospital I wasn't given the same freedom~LOL! I used the hospital gowns the entire time, but my recovery was not easy with that huge ice thingy between my legs the whole time....
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September 17th, 2013, 06:34 PM
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I will only be bringing a robe and nursing bra and comfy jammies for after. Maybe some clothes to go home in. I just wear the gown provided because they get yucky and I don't want to ruin any clothes. I am not modest either during labor, my main goal is to get that baby out!
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September 17th, 2013, 06:35 PM
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Gown until transition, then it comes off.
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September 17th, 2013, 06:37 PM
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I wore two hospital gowns one front to back and the other opposite so everything was covered while I walked around. Once I am cleaned up I change into yoga pants and a shirt. During the actual birthing process it's definitely a hospital gown.
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September 17th, 2013, 08:02 PM
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First was gown. I never packed a bag. When I found I was being induced I just tossed some clothes in a bag to wear home and brought a robe, not thinking about what I might need there too much. So I chilled in a hospital gown most of the time, and covered up with a robe.

Second was gown...til I decided to get in the water, and then I just went naked. Totally not planned and if I had known I was having a baby that day I'd have brought something to cover up a little bit...like a sports bra or bathing suit top and a skirt or something. But in the moment I didn't really even care or think about it. I changed into my own clothes after.

This time water is not even an option..boooooo..unless I can somehow convince them? But I'm doubtful. So the plan is just to do the hospital gown, feed babies afterwards, have nurses and dh watch babies while I get showered and cleaned up, and then switch into my own clothes.
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September 17th, 2013, 08:05 PM
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I wore one of these the first time around until it was time to push, then everything came off so we could have immediate skin to skin. I'll do the same again==I hate hospital gowns.

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September 17th, 2013, 08:47 PM
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Definitely a gown. Too much blood and yuck that I want none of with me and my own stuff! I think nursing tank after...can't remember bottoms. I am always so hot after so probably shorts.
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September 17th, 2013, 09:10 PM
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as a probable repeat c-section, I'll be required to wear their gown. When I shower and walk around the next day, it's yoga pants and a big tshirt.
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September 17th, 2013, 10:12 PM
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I wore one of these the first time around until it was time to push, then everything came off so we could have immediate skin to skin. I'll do the same again==I hate hospital gowns.

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Those are cute lol!!


Last time it was a hospital gown. I'm sure it'll be the same this time. I'm not picky.
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September 18th, 2013, 07:32 AM
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I've never thought about it. I suppose the dumb hospital gown then I will change into something where my fanny isn't hanging out afterwards.

I think during labor I wont care what I am wearing.
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September 18th, 2013, 07:32 AM
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I thought to buy a nice one for my labor with Flynn but then realized that was a lot of money to spend on something I would likely throw away if it got nasty.

I just used the hospital gowns during labor. I mean really...what it matters I don't know.

After the birth I put on my own PJs..well after my shower.
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September 18th, 2013, 11:48 AM
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I was actually looking at buying my own gown because I dont like the gowns at the hospital i'm delivering at. I dont know if I have to ask my dr if its alright to do that though? lol
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