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sweetchilli77 Sat 07-Jan-17 12:55:55

Im due end of April and a plus size girl

I was just wondering what practical wear i should buy for labour/before and after. What do people give birth in? After im persuming just loose comfy pants/PJ bottoms but not sure what i need as in night wear

What has everyone else got in mind?

sweetchilli77 Sat 07-Jan-17 19:24:34

anyone?

ASqueakingInTheShrubbery Sat 07-Jan-17 19:27:05

I gave birth in my nightie. Once things got going I didn't even think about it. It was the middle of the night so that was what I had on.

Merrilymerrilymerrily Sat 07-Jan-17 19:27:56

Not much for labour. Many people wear a vest top / t shirt or nothing. Or a swimming top if a water birth. Comfy pj type clothes for after.
Soft bras/crop top to wear at night to hold the breast pads. Comfy pjs that crossover or unbutton for breastfeeding if you are doing that

sweetchilli77 Sat 07-Jan-17 19:28:18

Thanks, I've been looking at cheap t-shirt type nighties. probably will just go with that

CointreauVersial Sat 07-Jan-17 19:29:05

I wore an old nightshirt. Long enough to cover my modesty (what there was left of it), but easy access! It went straight in the bin afterwards.

Ohtheterribletwos Sat 07-Jan-17 19:29:27

I gave birth in a big loose stretchy nightie that buttoned all the way down the front. Had it from M&S, going back a couple of years though.

Thegiantofillinois Sat 07-Jan-17 19:29:44

Naked. I just suddenly felt the urge to all my clothes off when it kicked in properly.

Losgunna Sat 07-Jan-17 19:31:46

I was induced so I wore comfy pjs for the first few hours then changed into an old nightie towards the end.

Tbh I could have been wearing anything or nothing and not have given two shiny shits, it was pretty much the last thing on my mind.

Natsku Sat 07-Jan-17 19:32:59

A nightie is best as gives access to the baby hole without having to take clothes on or off. But I gave birth naked because it was so damned hot in that room.

Christmascrackedit Sat 07-Jan-17 19:35:16

Take enough comfy bras in bigger sizes than you are. I went up about 4 cup sizes, and only had 1 spare bra with me. I thought it was enough, but didn't anticipate how leaky my boobs would be/how awful breastpads are at their job! (although I did have too much milk so I may not be the best guide!!)

Dark dressing gown, slippers/flipflops. You probably won't care what you are wearing once you are in labour! Soft pjs for after.

Exciting! Congrats!!

sweetchilli77 Sat 07-Jan-17 19:35:38

Shitty nightie it is then hahaha.

sweetchilli77 Sat 07-Jan-17 19:38:00

Thanks guys, didnt even think about room for breast pads. Already gone up 2 sizes :O. But good point! Im presuming dark dressing gown for leaking? again didn't even think about that.

Cant you tell its my 1st time.

Christmascrackedit Sun 08-Jan-17 12:36:27

Yes, dark for that reason. I took a cream dressing gown....mistake!!

GruffaloPants Sun 08-Jan-17 22:29:11

Hospital gown both times for me.

titsbumfannythelot Sun 08-Jan-17 22:33:20

A nighty for me too. Although you won't give a ff what you're wearing or who sees you at the time.

whoateallthejaffacakes Sun 15-Jan-17 16:47:34

spare nightie for after delivery if you have an epidural you will still have catheter in back on the ward until epidural wears off fully

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