Post # 1
It’s that wonderful time of year where everything seems to be on sale, so I’m trying to plan for my hospital delivery in February. What will you/did you wear at the hospital after your delivery? Did you try to get comfortable by wearing a robe, or did you say screw it and wear hospital gowns the whole time? Would it be worth buying a robe?
Post # 3
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
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
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
The hospital I was at wouldn’t allow me to use my own stuff, so my bootay was flowing in the breeze!
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
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
@julies1949: Yup, that’s what I did – 2 hospital gowns for all over coverage.
Post # 14
@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 # 15
@MissFireFlower: Haha oh you poor thing. I’ve heard the back-to-front gowns method is the way to go, but that wouldn’t work if they won’t cough up another one!
Post # 16
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.