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Old 08-10-2009, 06:52 AM   #11
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Re: What to wear during labor at birthing center?

I am going to wear a very loose knit skirt with yoga style waist (I can't stand to having anything binding/touching my belly even at this point) with a bra tank on the way there and go with it from that point. I have a sleep bra/sports bra packed and a very light robe JIC I want either of those, but I'm prepared to just be naked in the tub or in just the tank and no bottoms.

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Old 08-10-2009, 12:34 PM   #12
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I plan on wearing nothing.
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1st birth center time: i wore a nursing tank in the tub for labor and had it lifted so it didn't get wet, then got out to push on the bed, kept the nursing tank on the whole time (also lifted it to rest the baby on my stomach after birth)

2nd birth center time: i wore a maternity dress that was super easy to take on and off, when i labored in the tub i just had my nursing bra on, and then put the dress back on and labored out of the tub for a few more hours and just lifted the dress up for birth
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Re: What to wear during labor at birthing center?

with ds2s birth it was in a birth center in the hossy.
It was a water birth.
Although I was only at the hossy for about 20 minutes before he was born, i never put on a gown (swore I wouldn't after wearing one for ds1s birth). I wore a comfy knit skirt with a vneck t, but as soon as I was getting in the tub to give birth I thought for sure I would want my nursing bra on, but I sat in the water for like 2 seconds and I felt SO hot with that silly bra on - so off it came. At that point I was in the buff and could have cared less!
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:42 PM   #15
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i've had two home water births..i thought i would want to wear a top...nope..i've labored naked both times... when i get out to go to the bathroom though i put a robe on..
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Re: What to wear during labor at birthing center?

I wore a sports bra in the water, no undies while laboring in the birth tub at our birth center. Then it came of just before dd was born as the midwife told me that it was too wet and cold for the baby to be placed on. The midwife asked me mid push if I wanted a robe to put on and I said "I don't care!" I ended up naked! I was disappointed though that all the pictures of me and the baby right after birth are inappropriate for people to see other than my DH and I.
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Re: What to wear during labor at birthing center?

I wore a comfy sports bra underneath a super comfy nightgown (that was like a really long tank top that went to my knees--got it at Target). When I got in the water, I just took off the nightgown and left my sports bra on (no bottoms). Everyone said I would want to be totally naked, but I really didn't. I wanted to keep my bra on and didn't take it off until after she was born!
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Re: What to wear during labor at birthing center?

I've had one hospital birth and one homebirth and was naked both times! I was in and out of the tub both times, got really overheated, and clothes just never went back on at some point!
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Re: What to wear during labor at birthing center?

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my midwife told me she amused when women buy special birthing attire because she never once had a woman not strip everything off a few hours into labor.
It's actually a running joke at the birth center, all those lovely birth gowns and skirts crumpled into heaps onto the floor.


If u do choose to buy something let it be something u can wear for more then just birthing
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I bought a robe for my first(home birth), wore it for about a minute
for second (hospital) I didn't plan on wearing anything, just knew I would end up stripping it off anyway!
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