Feeling funky .... Designer Mamas new animal-print birthing gown.

Feeling funky ... Designer Mamas new animal-print birthing gown.

Go on, be brave and unleash the animal print in the maternity ward!

Babyology adores Designer Mamas birthing gowns, and we especially love that they’ve launched an all new Funky Mama leopard print gown with contrasting red tie for mums-to-be as they head into the maternity ward.

The birthing gowns are both stylish and comfortable, but also allow medical staff to do what they need to do 

If only this animal-print gown had been around when Jessica Simpson had given birth - before having baby Maxwell, she tweeted, "I just woke up from a dream that I wore a leopard caftan in the hospital. Fabulous!! Now I need to find one!"

The Princess Mama (left) and Chic Mama (right) birthing gowns give mums more stylish options for the birthing suite.

The Princess Mama (left) and Chic Mama (right) birthing gowns give mums stylish options for the birthing suite.

Are you a mum-to-be looking for a gown a little less ferocious? Then the Princess Mama gown is for you - it's beautiful in classic pink and white. There are also floral, plain-coloured and geometric designs on offer. And you can get matching slippers for each option, too.

It's not all about looking good: the gowns allow medical staff to do what they need to do – without completely exposing you in the meantime. The gowns have plastic snap enclosures on the shoulders to allow for medical lines (and, later, for breastfeeding), as well as a plastic snap-enclosure back (no dodgy hospital gown tie mishaps here!).

Designer Gowns start at $59.95; head over to Designer Mamas to see the whole collection before you start packing your hospital bag.

What do you think of the gowns - would you wear one? Have your say in the Essential Baby forum or comment below.

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