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best nightie type thing to give birth in please?

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mad4mybaby Fri 19-Sep-08 19:08:35

Im after plain knee length strappy nightie for labour. Ive tried buying normal cheap ones from M&S but too tight across bump and going to big and my boobs are hanging out as going up in normal size just too big.

There are some on mothercare but these are too long, ive been told they are knee length to calf depending on your height and im only short!

Can anyone help? I dont want to wear a tshirt as to get it to fit over bump im covered up in tshirt from ankles to wrists and i got far too hot last time. Oh and no i wont go naked!

biglips Fri 19-Sep-08 19:11:36

ive just got a t-shirt (this is my 2nd pg) as i found i was too hot to wear a long nightie to give birth in it. i didnt care who saw me!! grin

biglips Fri 19-Sep-08 19:13:04

ive gota few strappy ones from Asda and im big busted so they are fine with me

newgirl Fri 19-Sep-08 19:16:35

if you really dont want sleeves then you may have to buy the maternity ones that are more generous round the tum. jojomamambebe does them.

im thinking that you would be able to get just the thing at our market! old-fashioned nighties with litttle frily straps but quite high at the front! not one to keep after though!!!

CaptainFlameSparrowWifeOfJack Fri 19-Sep-08 19:19:23

Big t-shirt, and cut the sleeves off to the right shape and size for you?

LaVie Fri 19-Sep-08 19:20:06

I got given a big floral nightie in hospital even though I'd packed one. Glad not to ruin mine actually! Perhaps your hospital provides them?

TBH I bet you don't care whether you're naked or not when push comes to shove (so to speak wink)

choufleur Fri 19-Sep-08 19:24:46

what about a maternity vest top

mynameisluka Fri 19-Sep-08 19:29:18

Pricey but very wearable way after giving birth. Wear mine six years later still. Beautifully soft. Is very flattering when both pregnant and afterwards, great for breastfeeding, can swan around the house in it all day after having baby and still feel like you've made an effort. Love it!

ajm200 Fri 19-Sep-08 19:32:56

I just stole one of DH's massive corporate wear T-shirts that he was happy for me to sling out afterwards. It was cotton with very short sleeves but was lovely and baggy.

mrsfossil Fri 19-Sep-08 19:45:53

Hi I took a plain jersey material maternity sun dress that came to my knee. Once labour actaully started i ripped it off much to dh surprise i was then starkers right up until they took me to theatre.

southeastastra Fri 19-Sep-08 19:54:02

i wore a large vest top that was ironically given to me by an ex grin, they chucked it afterwards

Wade Fri 19-Sep-08 20:13:07

I saw something suitable in ethel austin with buttons down the front (for skin to skin afterwards) for about £5!

Anna8888 Fri 19-Sep-08 20:15:23

I was naked. It was fine.

popsycal Fri 19-Sep-08 20:19:13

cheap black t shirt

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Fri 19-Sep-08 20:20:21

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umberella Fri 19-Sep-08 20:22:50

i was too quick to get my top half off so gave birth nekked from the waist down. do remember feeling a bit indignified but not giving a toss!!

umberella Fri 19-Sep-08 20:23:23

undignified, rather hmm

CantSleepWontSleep Fri 19-Sep-08 20:46:10

I'm with malory - hospital gown that you can ruin.

Flossish Fri 19-Sep-08 20:48:07

1st time, hospital gown
2nd time my favourite maternity top grin things pregressed a little quicker than I expected and I was happy to keep it on.

noonki Fri 19-Sep-08 21:03:47

wore t-shirt as am a bit of a prude

but too my suprise was naked in all the photos - both times - didn't careless by then

apparently strip it all off (have no recollection desite only have a bit of gas and air!)

elmoandella Fri 19-Sep-08 21:06:37

i wore giant xxl size mens vests. primark and m&s do nice cheap ones that are quite long. keep you cool and just have a nursing bra undernear if it's a bit saggy at the boobs.

if your small they will reach your thighs easily. i'm tall and they just covered my bum.

MrsTittleMouse Fri 19-Sep-08 21:17:59

I had an enormous T shirt, dark enough to not show the stains, and a soft crop-top style bra as I can't go bra-less (too big) but wanted something comfy. They will be called back into service this time too. The bra top is made of some artifical fibre that dries really quickly, so that if I make it into the birthing pool but get fed up, I won't be soggy for the rest of the event.

mad4mybaby Fri 19-Sep-08 21:44:14

my first labour was so quick that when i got to the hosp i was 8-9cm and all they had time for was to take off trousers and pants and i gave birth in a top and my bra that i walked in the hospital in! Because of how things went and was out v quick i ended up leaving in the same outfit! obv clean pants! But still! this time i want to put it on before i leave the house!

Portofino Fri 19-Sep-08 22:02:22

I just bought a cheap XL nightie from QS or somewhere. I never saw it again afterwards....

sparklefrog Sat 20-Sep-08 08:56:02

Hi everyone, I'm new here. I went into hospital with knee length nightie packed into my hospital bag, but didn't get chance to put it on, because birth was over within 43 minutes of arriving at hospital, so left my top on that I arrived in. smile

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