(Closed) What are you going to/did you wear in the hospital after the baby is born?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m going to be tacky and wear the hospital gowns.  I don’t want to bleed and leak all over my stuff (great mental image there).  I will probably wear some stretchy pants (maternity, obviously) and a long tee home.  But, if I wasn’t going to wear the gowns in the hospital, I would definitely wear PJS–nothing fussy.  I’ll probably bring some along in case I change my mind.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I wore the hospital gown and brought a robe to walk the halls in. You will be bleeding, sweaty and gross after.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I wore a hospital gown to sleep in at night time, but wore leggings and a loose top during the day. It made me feel better getting out of bed and getting changed into normal clothes.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m nowhere near this point in my pregnancy (20w tomorrow), but all the threads so far have said that they didn’t buy anything special because they didn’t want to bleed or leak anything on them. I was planning on bringing some yoga pants, gouchos, or leggings and tshirts, maybe some real pj’s. But planning on being in the hospital gowns for most of my stay. I’ve heard to make sure you pack a variety of underwear as well. So I’m sure ill overpack and have a bunch of random stuff in there. People will understand that you don’t look your best if they come to visit. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Whatever you decide to get make sure it can accomodate lots of perineal checks and possibly things like foley catheters (although I hope not)! Maybe something like this? It’s the same style as the one you posted, but is a dress/gown instead of pants. 

http://www.victoriassecret.com/sleepwear/sleepshirts-and-nighties/sleepover-cotton-sleep-tee?ProductID=99819&CatalogueType=OLS

 

ETA: I would actually suggest wearing the hospital gown with the robe as well, but I know some women feel much more comfortable wearing something of their own. It makes them feel more “human.” 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had C-sections (first two not scheduled). I’m glad I had nighties (nightgowns) because I wouldn’t have wanted anything putting pressure on my waist. Then a dressing gown for out of bed. Even for a vaginal birth I’d have thought a nightie would be easier: one piece of clothing rather than two 🙂

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wore the hospital gowns under my own robe. No one sees what you have on under the robe. Here they give you stretchy mesh panties to hold the pads you will wear post partum. Better those than messing up your own underwear till your flow decreases a bit.

Once I got home I wore my own pj’s.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I plan on bringing a black cotton robe and black pj pants (incase of leakage lol easy to wash without stains)

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wore black maternity yoga pants and a t-shirt. Wore the same thing from getting dressed post delivery until showering right before getting discharged. Changing clothes will ve the last thing on your mind.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love the motherhood set, and would totally consider it if it came in black (for bleeding reasons, I’d be scared to stain the grey one immedicately). I like the idea of the nursing tank and the wrap cover up which doesn’t look too thick/warm since hospitals tend to be hot especially with hormones all over the place. Maybe I’ll piece together a set similar to that one only with black pants.

I only plan on changing in to something like that later in the day, or the day after having the baby. My first visitors will see me in the hospital gown because I’m sure they’ll be in fairly soon after I give birth and I don’t plan on changing right away.

If I have a C-section, obviously my clothing choices will probably go out the window!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wore the hospital robe for the first day, and then changed into yoga pants. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@MissBMarie1428:  Since you said *after* the birth and not during, I’ll share with you what one of my good friends told me.

Our hospital has breastfeeding classes and newborn care classes, AT the hospital, for couples AFTER the birth (for the second day in the hospital).  My friend went down to the class with her husband, just wearing the hospital gown and a robe.  She said every single other mom there was wearing “real” clothes.  So she told me to make sure to pack something comfortable that I would want to put on, because she felt a little embarassed being the only mom in a gown during the class.

So, depending on what your hospital is like….keep that in mind.  =)

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I will wear a hospital gown during labor and delivery but then after I shower (they make you within a couple hours) I plan to wear some button down classic two peice (maybe some cute flannel?) pajamas.

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