(Closed) Nursing Gowns to Take to the Hospital

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just wore the gowns provided by the hospital and broght a nice robe to wear when people visited.  Honestly, and gown you wear will most likely be soiled and could get ruined while you are there.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

You leak fluids from lots of places for several days and it’s pretty gnarly. The hospital gowns are hospital gowns and if you can avoid having to wash them, it will be much easier for you. They aren’t that bad really for the two days you may be in the hospital and makes your life simpler when you get home. 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I bled heavily for weeks post partum and in the hospital it was especially bad. As a side note, take home all the giant pads and disposable underwear that you can get from the hospital (ask the nurses for extra before you leave)

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah, I’ve heard that you definitely want to wear what they give you. And yes, take home those pads and have your SO pick up the thickest ones he can find and make padsicles for you (witchhazel, aloe, and something else? on the pad, stick ’em in the freezer).

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@PrncssDva:  You can eww all you want, but all I hear is that they’re amazing and a godsend. I can imagine that, after passing a watermelon through your vagina, you’re going to want some sort of relief down there.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You can get custom hospital gowns on Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/search?q=hospital%20gown&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US

But, if you want to go that route, be suer to ask the hospital if you are allowed to have your own with you. Some hospitals only allow what they have.. but, I’m not 100% sure, and I’m guessing it just depends on the hospital.

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i was looking for a nice hospital gown to wear after delivery too. So i dont have to wear the terribly ugly and way way too large ones the hospital provides for baby and mommies first pictures after delivery. i think its a comfort thing as well too. I much rather have my own gown than a barrowed one. but who knows once im there and in the middle of all the crazyness i probably just wont care. lol

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@vorpalette:  I’ve heard from lots and lots of mommas that padsicles are a life saver for after birth swelling and healing. The witchhazel has healing and antiinflamatory properties. And the allow has cooling and anti inflamatory properties too. They help with healing time too if you have a tear or have an incision made.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Don’t bother getting anything cute to wear during delivery, it will get ruined. I remember looking down and the doctor was basically wearing a tarp. I ended up completely naked for my delivery, not even sure when it happened (I had a hospital gown on earlier on), but believe me what you’re wearing will be the last thing on your mind!

After delivery, I just wore some maternity yoga pants (black, so they wouldn’t stain!) and a t-shirt for the rest of my hospital stay. I had an easy delivery, relatively speaking, but still didn’t feel like moving around a lot afterwards, I stayed in bed the vast majority of the time during my hospital stay.

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