I started off in a button down nightshirt but it was hotter than the surface of the sun in the labour ward so did actually end up naked and didn't give a fuck, which is incredibly unlike me - I don't even like to be naked at home!
I had knickers on til the last minute and a t shirt that I just pulled up to hold baby skin to skin. Except one ds - labour went from me asleep at 1030pm to in an ambulance and arriving in delivery fully clothed +shoes and jacket. Gave birth ten mins later!! Didn't give skin to skin a second thought during that labour!!
Hello, I'm the same and although I'm sure I won't really care when it comes to it, I would like to cover up a little. I have a couple of dark, bag nighties that unbutton down the chest for skin to skin access. Good luck
I wore a tshirt that was two sizes too big and designed to be off the shoulder anyway so when she was born DD was just placed skin to skin on my chest... It was completely destroyed though so don't wear anything you want to keep!
I was in a strappy vest top and soft stretchy cotton shorts but then my waters burst and I was in so much pain I took them off no hesitation and remained half naked. I'm normally quite private and don't like people seeing me naked (except partner) but honestly during labour you won't care.
I over thought this so much first time around, I ended up getting some big primark sleep vest tops which had some buttons. However my labour was too fast and I gave birth in what I walked in wearing! I ended up just pulling up my top to do skin to skin and breast feeding.
With dd2 I had a baggy vest, again primark, I put it in the second I felt labour start! She only took 55 minutes!
I guess I'm saying don't worry too much, but be aware labour wards are hot and pain makes you hot! Dress for summer!
I was wearing a nightie as I was in hospital already being induced and the contractions started at 5 am. I had a different nightie I had planned to change into but got too caught up in the whole giving birth thing and forgot. So by the time she was born I'd been wearing it for about 24 hours. I just pulled it off for skin to skin and didn't care that I was naked (I'm usually very self conscious) - you won't care what you're wearing then.
Whatever you wear will end up covered in blood and goo!