What did you wear in hospital after the baby was born? I need links please - people have me v worried about this:-(

(103 Posts)
Pinkflipflop Sun 16-Dec-12 18:50:56

I can't find black maternity pyjamas! A friend who gave birth said you basically throw out your pyjamas after you wear them as I will be leaking blood so badly. This really makes me feel uncomfortable: number 1, I can't really afford to buy 5/6 pairs of pyjamas to just bin after 1 wear and number 2, will I really leak blood everywhere I go? Really? Do maternity pads not stop this?

Anyone who has given birth recently, if you could tell or show me what you wore immediately afterwards I would be really grateful!

bigkidsdidit Sun 16-Dec-12 18:52:40

I took two pairs of really big primark flannel pyjamas. I did bleed a lot but changed pads very often and it was fine, my pyjamas were fine.
And hopefully you'll only be in one night smile

BumgrapesofWrath Sun 16-Dec-12 18:53:16

I'm going to wear a nightshirt and cheap black leggings.

Last time I gave birth I sat around in a nightie - my clothes were unscathed but I can't say the same about the bed sheets...

ArtexTheHallWithBoughsOfMonkey Sun 16-Dec-12 18:53:39

Why would you bin something just because it got blood on it? Just get some dark coloured pjs, and change your pad regularly, it'll be fine. Honestly, don't worry about it.

Sirzy Sun 16-Dec-12 18:54:29

I bled a lot but my PJs were fine like bigkid said I just changed regulary.

Wear whatever you will be comfy in. Nothing to tight

LynetteScavo England Sun 16-Dec-12 18:54:30

I certainly didn't bleed that much.

I always wore black jogging bottoms. The kind with the roll top which you can wear when pregnant.

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Sun 16-Dec-12 18:54:53

I wore a nightshirt and big pants with enormous sanitary pads. I also had a lightweight dressing gown. I never had to throw any of them away

LaurenLaverne Sun 16-Dec-12 18:55:02

I got some navy patterned PJs. They weren't maternity ones, I just got a bigger size. The maternity pads stopped any leaks for me.

I bought a couple of pairs of super cheap pajamas from Tesco, about £8 each I think. Didn't bleed onto them, just take plenty of pads and some massive knickers smile

BillyBollyBrandy Sun 16-Dec-12 18:55:13

You favourite comfy maternity dark trousers/pj's/leggings and a couple of t shirts/pj tops

Make sure you get maternity pads and you will also have a pad on the bed. The bleeding should be manageable so don't fret too much. Those maternity pads are HUGE smile

Pozzled Sun 16-Dec-12 18:56:02

I just wore darkish tracksuit bottoms, they were fine and certainly didn't need to be thrown out. I was only in for a few hours each time though.

coldcupoftea Sun 16-Dec-12 18:56:04

I had a 2 pack of dark coloured maternity pyjamas from mothercare, and some maternity tracksuit bottoms packed as a spare. I wore big pants underneath with those big thick maternity pads. I only leaked once and it wasn't a big deal, certainly not gushing! Just remember to change pads regularly.

scrivette Sun 16-Dec-12 18:56:22

I had grey ones and changed the pad regularly, I didn't leak at all. Black leggings are a good idea, I lived in them for the first month after DS was born.

bigkidsdidit Sun 16-Dec-12 18:56:31

Also even if you did leak why throw hem away? Just wash with loads of vanish smile

I got some big pjs from primark, I did leak a bit but it washed out after so they didn't need throwing out.

You might need to bin your panties, so I would buy some huge cheap black ones from the supermarket, but only on the first day/ night. Use maternity pads if you can, I swiped some hospital ones as they were soooooo thick, then switched to my own maternity ones after a day or two.

AliceWChild Sun 16-Dec-12 18:57:37

Maternity nightie and black leggings. Still wear them all. The blood is totally manageable

wonkylegs Sun 16-Dec-12 18:58:22

As it was sooo hot I actually just wore a nightie I could feed in - stretchy grey one & black one from debenhams & then stretchy black jogging bottoms & vest top.
I didn't bleed all over them just on the pads. I was in hospital for 3days post birth.

JimbosJetSet Sun 16-Dec-12 18:58:27

The best tip I got for saving clothes from leaking blood in the early days was to wear 2 maternity pads at the same time - once I'd figured out the optimum way to arrange them then I don't think I had any leakage issues. Just in case though I stuck to wearing black jogging bottoms whilst in hospital smile

Goodkingwalkingslass Sun 16-Dec-12 18:58:31

Don't panic!

I wore a pair of black lounge pants and short strappy nightie from primark. Easy to breast feed in, very stretchy and I just bought a couple of sizes bigger than normal.

I bled loads according to midwives but frequent pad changes take care of it. Get some big knickers too!

I found it was towels that were harder to keep from getting bloody after a shower the first couple of days.

Good luck and congratulations!

Pinkflipflop Sun 16-Dec-12 19:00:05

When people say buy massive knickers what size do you mean? One size up from normal?

jinglebellyalltheway Sun 16-Dec-12 19:00:51

I bled a lot, multiple maternity pads at once, but didn't leak into my post natal ward clothes
still binned them though - DH was under strict instuctions to dispose of them so I never had to see them again once I got home! would certainly not continue to use them as normal sleep wear at home - too flash-backey grin

jinglebellyalltheway Sun 16-Dec-12 19:01:35

no more like 4 sizes up from normal

I was bigger post natally than before giving birth because of the swelling

same goes for slippers, if they're not the open kind you might need a size up

atacareercrossroads Sun 16-Dec-12 19:02:51

Don't laugh but my top tip is large tena lady pants. They are like one massive sanitary pad knicker and they just rip off at the sides. Very comfy and really absorbant

ChristmasKnackers Sun 16-Dec-12 19:04:04

No need to panic! I lived in my normal pjs and wore massive pads! The nurses kept changing them for me. ( c sect)... I leaked a bit, but I have a washing machine.

I think your friend is a bit mean.

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