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March 25th, 2010, 07:40 PM
ChicaChels's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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What color was your hospital gown?

Did you wear the hospital gown while you were in labor? Delivering? Post partum?

If you did not wear the gown provided, what did you wear?

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December 9, 2013
5:20PM 8lb3oz 20.5"
Hospital water birth
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March 25th, 2010, 07:48 PM
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It was blue with I think red on it.. lol I don't really remember...

But I wore it the entire time, they gave me a clean one after delivery.
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March 25th, 2010, 08:15 PM
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I have my own plus size gown - it is blue with pink and blue diamonds on it - I wore with my first during my induction and c/s and for the first day and with my second I wore it during labor and delivery and for the first night.

I am glad I have it, it is much nicer quality than the hospital gowns, covers me completely and isn't threadbare.

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March 25th, 2010, 08:57 PM
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I used the hospital gowns... I don't know what color they were. I didn't really care. I don't see why people want to bring their own, it'll just get ruined anyways.

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March 25th, 2010, 10:11 PM
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I wore the hospital gown because Sam forgot to pack my hospital clothes. Next time I'm wearing my own stuff, or nothing, whatever feels comfortable. I never had the urge to get nekkid with Brylie's labor, except when I wanted to shower so who knows next time. I actually wore two gowns so my butt was covered - I wore one backwards and then one the correct way

My gown was light blue with dark blue triangles on it. It REALLY annoyed me. As soon as she was born I changed into my yoga pants and nursing tank top. (Which is what I wanted for labor, but sam only brought one and I needed them clean obviously)

Maverick Jude
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March 26th, 2010, 03:43 AM
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I labored in a green sleepshirt and cropped yoga pants. I had to change into a hospital gown for my c/s and the first day afterwards bc I couldn't sit up much less change clothes. After my first shower I changed into a nursing tanktop and more yoga pants and that's more or less what I lived in until my guts didn't feel like they were falling out wihout the waistband to hold them in. I would say that was around 12 weeks pp. I threw away my laboring attire in a fit of rage one night during my very dark cs grief period. Next time I'll probably want one without bad memories anyway.

My hospital issue gown was green and blue diamonds I think.

As far as why I wanted my own clothes, I already felt like I was being forced to be there against my will. The symbolism in them taking my clothes and giving me a rag to wear reminded me of prison inmates changing into jumpsuits for the first time. But I'm pretty high strung and weird mostly I just wanted to be comfortable and make it as close to home feeling as possible. The outfit only cost me 12$ so I was planning on having them throw it out with the biotrash if I had worn it during acual delivery.

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March 26th, 2010, 06:13 AM
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I wore a gown the entire time I was in the hospital.. just seemed easier and less hassle. When Nicky was in the NICU and I had to walk back and forth from my room to the NICU, they gave me a robe that matched the gown so my back end didn't show LOL.. the gowns were blue and grey.
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