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What did you wear in labor at hospital?
Not sure this time around...


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#26 Feral_Pooks

Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:31 PM

tracky dacks and a sh*tty tshirt to start off with, then progressively nothing.

#27 Gangnam Style

Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:36 PM

Just my diamonds.

Nekkid mostly.  biggrin.gif

#28 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:45 PM

I was in a sports bra and a black stretchy dress. Undies had come off, but I didn't have time to do anything else.  I was paranoid about my boobs flopping around during labour (God, I sound sexy, don't I?).


#29 ruthlet

Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:57 PM

I started in my favourite yoga pants and a stretchy long sleeved top, all of which came off when I got into the bath about an hour after arriving at the birth centre. I stayed naked for the rest of the time. The thought of being naked in labour freaked me out beforehand but I didn't give it a second thought when it happened.

I'm sad about my clothes though - we never saw them again (I got rushed into theatre for a bad tear)!

#30 sigh

Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:06 PM

A short maternity jersey dress, had a bit of boob support sewn into it. It all happened too fast for any dressing/undressing. It was sweat soaked and blood/waters stained but washed out really well despite being in a plastic bag for a week. I'm either going to wear it again this time or get a similar dress and have one for each.

#31 CurlyTops

Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:24 PM

For both mine, had t-shirts / comfy clothes to start off with, but ended up in a hospital gown with a bra underneath.  (No knickers for the actual giving birth part of course!)



#32 Maybe this month

Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:35 PM

I was induced.  I wore trackies and t-shirt until my water were broken and drip started.  From then on, it was a hospital gown.  I got naked after my baby was born!  Took my dirty gown off and went nude for an hour or two after the birth before I had a shower.

#33 seepi

Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:38 PM

1 ancient nightie, in case it got dirty (it didn't.)

2 huge comfy nightie

3 singlet and pj pants

#34 Shellby

Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:03 PM

With my first I was induced and started off in a large shirt of DH's and nothing on the bottom as my waters had broken days ago and I was now a waterfall. When I hoped in the shower, DH packed the shirt up (as it was his favorite and didn't want me ruining it) and I wore a hospital gown after that which was fine - big, baggy and easy to put on and off with a drip.

With my second I just asked for the gown as they broke my waters to induce me - I don't like being naked, or having my back showing, so I had one on my front and then DH put one backwards for me as a robe so my back was covered. I just put it on and off as I went from the shower to chair and back again - basically DH dressed me each time while I just laboured on. Again no undies - what is the point noone could see that area and it was going to have to come off sometime.

I liked the fact I didn't have to wash anything afterwards and they could just rip it off after the birth easily so I could have a shower.


#35 chocolatecrackle

Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:12 PM

Hospital gown. I figured I'd have enough washing to do when I got home and I wanted to squeeze all the value I could out of my PHI!  I was small enough that I could wrap it around me and tie it in front, so I had more coverage in the back.

I couldn't have cared less what I had on while in active labour, but I am glad I had something since I ended up getting quite cold after being sick all over myself.

Gosh, isn't giving birth glamorous?

#36 PurpleChicken

Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:22 PM

I started out in a daggy nighty that I later changed to a hospital gown. Can't actually remember when I did this though.  It's all a blur.

I'll probably ask for a gown straight up this time or just go naked.  I'll see how I feel and how hot it is.

#37 Mrs Lost Wanderer

Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:31 PM

Wow I feel totally overdressed as I have been in an evening gown with satin elbow length gloves and a tiara both times.
Seriously though, I had a cotton nighty that wasn't too hot for number 1 and then with number 2 I was sitting reading a book in a chair in my ward and then a doctor wanted to do an internal for some reason (can't remember why) and then she said "Why didn't you tell us your labour had started Mrs. G? You are 8cm dilated" "Really??, So that's what those twinges were" I replied and then put on my dressing gown, walked around to the labour ward and then got back to my book back in my ward half an hour later.

#38 mummy.to.one

Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:41 PM

I arrived at hospital with tracksuit pants and a shirt on, had an examination then changed to hospital gown. I did have a bonds bump night/dress in my bag that I had planned on wearing just didnt care at that point in time. original.gif

#39 lozoodle

Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:43 PM

With my first I went in wearing trackies and a singlet top. I had these grand plans of staying covered, but after I got out of the tub I couldn't care less and ended up naked.

With my second I just went in the skirt & top I'd been wearing that day, and again, ended up naked after I was in the tub.

#40 Madeline's Mum

Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

I was induced so they put me in a hospital gown to break my waters and for me to walk around in, about 30 minutes after they started the pit, I stripped off and stayed naked for the rest of my labour. It was too hot and uncomfortable for clothes and I had a ctg around me for a lot of it to monitor the baby.


#41 mrsshero

Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:02 PM

DS1 and 2, hospital gown
DS3 maternity top and undies until my last internal

#42 YankDownUnder

Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:04 PM

QUOTE (chocolatecrackle @ 23/04/2012, 01:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gosh, isn't giving birth glamorous?

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#43 GoodGollyMolly

Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:30 PM

I'd packed a singlet to wear (and even a bikini top to wear in the bath lol) but as soon as I got into the birthing room I stripped off to nothing. Although I was Practically ready to push by the time I got there I was 9cm dilated!

I did take a hair dryer with me though which I was glad of the next morning original.gif



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