Post # 1
Hi all moms/moms-to-be,
I’m not pregnant or a mom, but I manage to catch a lot of morning TLC shows because I’m in school and don’t have class till later in the day. So anyway – what’s up with all of the women in these baby shows who are stark-ass naked while giving birth? Is that a common thing? When in labor, do you suddenly just need to be naked at some point, like your hospital gown gets too hot and constricting? I mean, obviously I know your lower half needs to be free and clear, but your top half?
It’s not all of the women by any stretch, but it’s a lot more than I would have expected. Anyone else a naked deliverer, or know why others give birth in their birthday suit?
Post # 3
Being in labor makes you HOT! I didn’t strip but I can completely understand why some women do!
Post # 4
I think I just saw what you are talking about. It was a water birth so eh… naked or not.. I don’t care. I’ve heard that for some it gets so hot and restrictive they just tear their gown/clothes off…. but I think it’s a personal preference kind of thing.
I was more shocked that she gave birth naked with many (especially male) family/friends around. I mean, she’s butt naked and there were like 15 people crowding through the door looking!
Post # 5
@KLP2010: Wow that is a bit freaky to me. I don’t understand having a ton of people in the delivery room. I won’t even have my dad in the room for sure.
Post # 6
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: Ya, from the 2 min. I saw flipping around I heard that she had 2 miscarriages so it was this huge miraculous moment everyone was overjoyed at… which I get… but uh…. the miracle will still be here once I’m clothed 🙂 I totally plan on DH only whenever that day comes…. MAYBE my BF who works in L&D… but that’s a huge maybe at this point 🙂
Post # 7
@KLP2010: Haha yes miracle will still be around after the baby is born.
Post # 8
@KLP2010:Exactly! It was like she was on display…I can see how it would be different if it was just you and your SO/FI/DH, but it was a lot of people! And she was naked! Eeeeeeeek!
If you can’t tell, I’m kind of a modest person 😛 Though I have been told many times by people that when you’re in that moment, all modesty goes right out the window, and you just don’t care. I don’t know – I think I will still be covered up at least a little, and no spectators besides the dad & the hospital staff!
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park
I’m totally indifferent about naked births. The mom is going through so much already, if she needs to be stark ass naked to feel more comfortable, then more power to her. I don’t think I’d be comfortable being naked, but I’ve never been in that situation, so I really can’t say.
As far as having lots of people in the delivery room- that totally freaks me out. I know it’s natural and all, but ew, I don’t want my dad, brothers, neighbors, cousins, whomever seeing my vagina. Hell no.
Post # 10
@rainbow:Yeah, I agree that whatever gets you through the labor, do it! I was just surprised at how many people I have seen on the shows who choose to be naked. For me, I think that’d make the situation worse because I’d feel so self conscious!
Post # 11
I’m not into the everyone watching delivery, I don’t even want my husband down there.
But some people are a lot more comfortable with it. I know my one friend had her family from overseas and was all modest about breastfeeding in front of her father but after awhile in a small apartment with a hungry newborn she just said screw it, I’m not finding a coverup or moving everytime baby wants to eat. She said her father would move then but there wasn’t really much place to go so he finally said screw it too and everyone lived happily ever after even with the occassional naked boob.
Post # 12
I think it depends on your “style” and what you’re personally comfortable with.
Some people (ME) only want their husband and perhaps mother there and would be covered as much as possible. While other people (obviously this lady) want extended family and friends there for the delivery and would do it stark naked on a pedestal.
Although I can understand it if your having a water birth (obviously you’d be naked) or if you’d been in labor for forever and were super hot and sweaty. I just couldn’t handle tons of onlookers.
Post # 13
LOL, @troubled:. I’m totally picturing a fairytale with a character called The Occasional Naked Boob now.
Post # 14
I’ll probably be the crazy one who will be naked in front of everyone. But then again, I’m not pregnant so I can’t decide that beforehand. I just know how I am. If I had enough guts, I’d probably be a nudist. Hahaha.
I don’t think I’ll want an audience in the DR with me as I’m giving birth. It’ll be a special time between for both me and J. Plus I need to focus on me and the baby so I want little distraction as much as possible.
I caught up on One Born Every Minute episodes. Too funny.
Post # 15
Hell no. I’m aware that I might get hot or uncomfortable but that’s what childbirth is and that’s what ice chips are for 🙂 I think we’re actually thinking of delivering via the squatting position, gravity gives you the most help in that situation, and no one can see my lady parts! Win-Win!
Post # 16
Oh I can’t imagine this at all.
I don’t mind my husband seeing my naked but thats only like in the shower or walking around.
I am really hoping I can stay covered up and all visitors can wait outside!