(Closed) Hospital attire during delivery – robe? regular hospital gown?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What did you/will you wear in the hospital?
    Buy a robe. : (10 votes)
    28 %
    Don't bother, go with the hospital gown(s). : (23 votes)
    64 %
    Other. : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Ooooh, this is a good question.  I’m commenting to bump as well as to find it later when other Bees share their experiences 🙂

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I brought all my stuff with me only to end up using none of it – the hospital stuff was just simpler to use afterall (and you won’t have to worry about washing it either)

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    I just wore the hospital gown with both of DDs. I didn’t want to ruin my own stuff and you keep the room pretty warm so baby will be warm. I am planning to do the same thing with #3 in December:)

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    The hospital I was at wouldn’t allow me to use my own stuff, so my bootay was flowing in the breeze!

    Post # 7
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    399 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Actually all I wore at the hospital was those sexy underpanties that they give you.  I would only put the gown on when we had guest coming. Or if I had the enrgey I put on my regular clothes.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I wore my own nightgown until I got an epidural and then they forced me to wear a gown. They also gave me a robe. It’s much simpler just to wear the hospital gown, then you dont worry about ruining it!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    The hospital/birth center I’m delivering at lets your wear whatever you want. My friend wore a sports bra and a loose maxi-type skirt that her midwife gave her. I will probably do the same. I’m only wearing that because hospital gowns make me panicky because I feel like they’re always falling off or wrinkled under me etc. I absolutely HATE them and I want to be as comfortable as possible. So I say wear whatever you’re comfy in 🙂

    Post # 11
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would definitely recommend using the hospital gowns. There is no need to mess up your own. You can however bring your own robe for walks in the halls etc.

    Even if you choose to only use the hospital gown, there is no reason to have “gap-osis” at the back.

    Just put another gown back to front over top of the first one.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Prior to delivery, most hospitals require you to wear the hospital gown (in case of emergency). Afterwards, I wore PJ bottoms and tshirts. 

    Remember 2 really important things — 
       First, Your boobs are going to hurtttttt!!! If the wind blows by too fast theyll get uncomfy lol
       And second, the after birth 5-7 days, (down there) may be uncomfortable or …. annnoying and overwhelming. It is easier to wear loose fitting bottoms, just in case. 

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    @julies1949:  Yup, that’s what I did – 2 hospital gowns for all over coverage.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @julies1949:  Tell that to St. Agnis Medical center’s birthing unit, who insisted that it was one gown per patient, and if I needed to walk I could stay in my birthing suite.

    cheekys were flying LOL

    edited becasue i typed ‘medical’ twice. Oops!

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I just wore the hospital gown until I took my first shower. Then I changed into some cheap fuzzy pajama pants that were super soft and comfy. 

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