Clothes were the last thing I cared about....nude is how I ended up all 5 times
All dignity goes out the window in the birth suite
My friend bought me a "pretty pusher"( I think that was what it was called) labouring nightie but I ended up having to have a c section so it's still sitting in it's box. Maybe if I have another baby I can use it for a VBAC.
I had a water birth so just a crop top most of the time I was in the bath which came off not long before dd was born. Prior to that I was just in normal clothes, was expecting to be sent home to rest but instead was well established in labour
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I gave birth to my last baby during winter so bought myself a long sleeved nightie to wear. I ended up naked in the end, as you do!
With DS it was in summer so I wore a singlet top but that came off and I ended up in just a bra. So glam. Not.
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I was in my normal clothes (jeans and a nice top) for about half of my active labor in the hospital as I wasn't expecting to go into labor and be sent to the hospital (had gone to a scheduled OB appt and told I was 5cm and to go straight to the hospital). The trackies and a singlet once my husband returned with my bag then a hospital gown when I had the epidural then naked when DS came out. Best feeling ever not really knowing you're in labor and being told you're already 5cm!
ETA: I was a doula before having DS. I wouldn't bother with a birthing gown. Just a cheap nightie or baggie t-shirt. Whatever you'll be comfortable inane don't mind if it gets ruined.
Last edited by HollyGolightly81; 16-09-2014 at 23:31.
No just wore a cotton type gown I usually wear around the house for 4 of the births and ignored MW when they've told me to change, it's like a gown anyway, flowy open on the bust.
I went to hospital in trackies and a singlet (3rd set of clothes after waters broke lol) ended up in just a singlet.
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