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Old 03-19-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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What to wear during labor?

This just occurred to me! I'm delivering at a birth center which means I can skip the extra breezy hospital gown, lol. But...what do I wear? The mw's suggested just a really big t-shirt, but that seems like it would be awkward for nursing right after baby is born. And I'm sure it won't matter as much during labor but the thought of my entire butt hanging out the whole time I'm in labor is not very appealing to me. What did/will you wear?
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I have a couple knee length tub top dresses(red and black), that I am thinking of wearing/taking with me. I figured that would help me be somewhat covered up but still have access to top and bottom.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:07 PM   #3
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You can search labor or delivery gowns on Etsy and they have some wonderful options! They're also practical with snaps on the shoulders to make breastfeeding easier
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Re: What to wear during labor?

I wore nothing for 1 & 2. I didn't care and I was hot but both came in only 1 hour from the time I got to the hospital. #3 I wore their gown. I just didn't care. Why get something I own yucky and have to wash it when I get home.
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I wore nothing for 1 & 2. I didn't care and I was hot but both came in only 1 hour from the time I got to the hospital. #3 I wore their gown. I just didn't care. Why get something I own yucky and have to wash it when I get home.
I wore nothing with my first son as well! I couldn't stand to have clothes on me during labor! With my c-sections, I just wear the hospital gowns in the hospital during recovery... I bleed a lot and go through a few gowns a day there because of leaking, blood pools. On the day to go home, then I put on one of my old night gowns with pj pants...
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I planned to wear an extra long tank with DD but ended up taking that off. With this LO I made a birthing skirt and I'll choose a tank to wear as well. You'll likely get hot a sweaty and I would hate having a shirt on that loose while sweating. Most likely I'll end up naked again
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I am a very modest person usually, but in labor I do not care who sees what. I wore a bathing suit top and that was it for my tub birth yesterday.
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I labored in the water so just a nursing bra. I also was at birth center. Ours had extra night gowns if yours was no good.
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Re: What to wear during labor?

I wore a big t shirt with a pair of goucho pants. Just took the pants off when they wanted to check me then lost them completely shortly before baby was born. The nurse helped me get my shirt off after DD was born.
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I would say nothing, that's just me though, I hate clothing when I labor Or, you could do a forgiving sports bra to cover your top and a loose fitting skirt like these from ON http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/produc...scid=898555002
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