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ThreeBeanRap Mon 22-Jun-15 14:51:41

To give birth in?

Saw an ad for a 'birthing shirt' the other day, not buying one as it was £40 for something I presumably will never wear again. But what did you wear/are you planning to wear?

I do realise it's not a fashion show - I am just curious!!

Poledra Mon 22-Jun-15 15:01:19

A mahoosive ol' pregnancy nightshirt. Which I had worn as a nightie throughout my pregnanacy. And which was a hand-me-down from my big sis grin. I was not buying something new to wear when it was probably going to get ruined.

Though I actually gave birth in the rudey-nudey 2 out of 3 times because it was just more comfortable grin

ThreeBeanRap Mon 22-Jun-15 15:21:35

Poledra in the nude! blush grin I guess that may end up happening as the most comfy option.

Did you go to the hospital in your nightie or get changed there?!

bananapuddles Mon 22-Jun-15 15:24:50

I was also naked - had a water birth at home. I'd planned to wear a sports bra or bikini top but in the end I was so desperate to get in the pool I just ripped my nightie off and got in. Looking back, I wish I had put something on because all of the first photos of DS and I have nipple on show. Fine for me and DH to look at, probably not something to share though.

LoveLetters Mon 22-Jun-15 15:36:12

Big white T shirt. Used same one for both kids and now wit my third will be using it again for good luck smile

OhEmGeee Mon 22-Jun-15 15:40:02

First DC I was totally naked (in the pool and bath) and I couldn't have given a flying **! grin

Second DC I was wearing my clothes and just took my leggings off.

I really didn't care, there is no dignity!

Betsyblue Mon 22-Jun-15 15:42:20

Just a big cheap nightie from Primark- it went straight in the bin afterwards as it was totally unsalvageable!

GlitzAndGigglesx Mon 22-Jun-15 15:43:58

My friend bought me 2 night dresses for labour so I wore one of them to keep some dignity but once I was pushing I didn't give a flying hoot who saw what

Archer26 Mon 22-Jun-15 15:45:32

A big cotton nightie. --which I may have put on a very hot wash after and now wear to bed as it's the only thing that fits--hmm

spillyobeans Mon 22-Jun-15 15:45:33

Watching with interest as im due any day now! Ive just packed one of dhs old big tshirts, and a stretchy sleep bra, have a nighty and dtessing gown for after and a going home outfit

WishUponAStar88 Mon 22-Jun-15 15:46:34

I wore a nightdress but tbh it did nothing to preserve and dignity as was up under my armpits by the end I think! Honestly couldn't care less by that point though ...

ChazzerChaser Mon 22-Jun-15 15:48:09

Nothing here too.

slippermaiden Mon 22-Jun-15 15:48:15

A big t shirt!

GobblersKnob Mon 22-Jun-15 15:50:24

Huge tee shirt for early stages, but naked for birth both times.

TotallyAnonymousUsername Mon 22-Jun-15 15:50:29

Also naked here. I took in an oversized nightie though. It's just that once I was in labour I HAD to take it off. The midwife tried a few times to cover me with a sheet but I kept throwing that off too. She soon gave up blush

Topsy34 Mon 22-Jun-15 15:52:21

I had ds at home in water, and had intended to be naked but got in with a vest top on and just kept it on.

I personally think you could spend £40 on something much nicer than a nightie.

Knottyknitter Mon 22-Jun-15 15:55:33

Maternity pjs initially, when contracting merrily on the beanbag etc, then bright pink m&s crop top style sports bra when I was in the pool. In theatre the bra was partiallyy cut off and a hospital gown shoved over it. The pink dye ran everywhere so there as a complete outline of my Boobs on the (now soggy) gown. It was a bit of a rush at the end!

RugBugs Mon 22-Jun-15 15:57:06

First time I gave birth in the Grandad style top I wandered in wearing, thankfully it was Navy!
Second I was in the bath but bizarrely left my manky old maternity bra on. Due in a few weeks and hopefully I'll manage a bikini top this time.

Poledra Mon 22-Jun-15 15:58:47

I went to the hospital in my clothes, and got changed there. I find maternity hospitals rather warm, and two of my births were in the winter so I was rather overdressed for the temperature in the labour suite.

originalusernamefail Mon 22-Jun-15 16:01:41

A crop top style soft bra in the pool. I had bought a men's xxl primark t-shirt but I forgot about it blush. The midwives did provide a dressing gown for the walk between the MLU and CLU thank goodness.

ThatsNotEvenAWord Mon 22-Jun-15 16:08:35

Had a maternity tankini top for the pool but then had to be transferred to the delivery suite so put on a nightie for when I was wheeled down and gave birth in that. It went in the bin!

MissTwister Mon 22-Jun-15 16:11:26

I've bought a night dress from Mothercare. If I get in pool I imagined I'd just go naked! Is this normal?

ThreeBeanRap Mon 22-Jun-15 16:53:18

Oh yes forgot about pool options. That would be easier in a way I imagine, for some reason I feel more okay about being naked in water. Or just whacking a bikini top on.

Ideally I'd like to wear SOMETHING although I appreciate I may not give a shit when it's actually happening. Huge old t-shirt seems to be the way to go, or vest top. I'm due in winter so will probably have to wear proper clothes to hospital!

berrypicking Mon 22-Jun-15 16:53:55

I purchased a thing called a Gownie from amazon by a company called The Pretty Company. It's basically a really cute hospital gown and was so practical! I got the pink spotty one. it has poppers at the back in case you have an epidural and poppers at the front for easy skin to skin/breastfeeding access straight after birth. I washed it and will be using it again for giving birth this time too. highly recommend.

Leaflitter Mon 22-Jun-15 16:57:59

T shirt for land births, nothing for water births. My last one came so quickly, DH had to take my trousers off or she'd have been born in there!

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