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What did you wear for labour?

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lastboxoftampons Tue 16-Jun-09 17:22:39

Silly question, really, but for those of you who have done this already, what, if anything, did you wear?

Gorionine Tue 16-Jun-09 17:25:12

A long T-shirt, every time.

dinkystinky Tue 16-Jun-09 17:27:42

first time a huge old shirt I was happy to bin afterwards - second time round, nothing for most of the time as I kept feeling too hot blush and was so irritated I had to get dressed to go to the birth centre where I thankfully stripped of again to get in the pool. To be honest you wont really care too much what you wear for the labour as pretty much all dignity gets left at the door wink

Doozle Tue 16-Jun-09 17:30:17

A very unattractive maternity nightie from Mothercare - basically a long baggy t shirt.

Agree with dinkystinky, you couldn't care less what you're wearing once it happens.

Lizzylou Tue 16-Jun-09 17:30:21

A big T-shirt with buttons down the front both times, although ended up naked anyway so my forward planning for breastfeeding ease wasn't needed.

lastboxoftampons Tue 16-Jun-09 17:32:16

Thanks everyone - I figured I won't care dinky and Doozle grin

Lizzy - how organized of you! BUTTONS! Genius! grin

LoveBeingAMummy Tue 16-Jun-09 17:32:55

The top I arrived in!

lynniep Tue 16-Jun-09 17:34:37

I was in my daytime clothes when I went into the hospital - I think they changed me into a nightie I had in my bag at some point (which was essentially a long t-shirt) then I ended up in a hospital gown. But with about 20 people in the room and my legs up in stirrups, I really didnt take much notice of what I had on wink

Ambi Tue 16-Jun-09 17:49:33

My dad's old XL tshirt, and an old shirt for afterwards to help breastfeeding.

Granted the tshirt didn't last long after overdoing the gas and air and was sick all over myself so ended up in hospital gown.

hanaflower Tue 16-Jun-09 22:14:43

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pagwatch Tue 16-Jun-09 22:17:36

much to my horror - nothing at all.

I am the shyest person in the world and yet as soon as the births started I always could not bear having any clothing on at all. It felt just hideous just so hideous. So I had to take off my gorgeous nighty/t-shirt whatever. By baby three I had bowed to the inevitable.

Fucking nora. Still blushall these years on...

Lilyloo Tue 16-Jun-09 22:19:18

For ds and ddi a long t shirt with buttons for bf
for dds the clothes i went in wearing blush

Rindercella Tue 16-Jun-09 22:19:27

Nothing. The MW soon persuaded me to take off what little I had on! grin

Lilyloo Tue 16-Jun-09 22:19:45

ds and dd1

isittooearlyforgin Tue 16-Jun-09 22:21:48

the summer maternity dress i arrived in (was february) for some reason ! - did not have time or wherewithall to change

funnypeculiar Tue 16-Jun-09 22:24:51

Long Tshirt of dh's first time, t-shirt I came in wearing second time (no time to change - I only just managed to get my keks off grin)

nigglewiggle Tue 16-Jun-09 22:33:00

Nothing in the end, both times. Oh apart from my socks with DD1 which I thoroughly ticked my DH off for. I was so far along by the time I got to hospital, he had to undress me. Afterwards all I could say was " I can't believe you left my socks on! "grin.

DD2 was a HB. When I was naked, but struggling to get her out, the MW's suggested I tried to go to the loo. They asked if I wanted them to help me put some clothes on before I went - I told them, in no uncertain terms that I couldn't care less as I waddled off to the loo.

It did the trick and DD2 was born a few mins later. I am no godess, believe me, but It felt right for me grin.

TeaOneSugar Tue 16-Jun-09 22:41:07

A nightshirt with buttons at the start, but nothing for most of it, it was too hot.

jaype Tue 16-Jun-09 23:07:18

1st time, cheap £3 nightie from Primark. The broderie anglaise neckline looks lovely in my first photos of the baby, shame the bottom end looked like it had been twice round the floor in a butchers' shop. Went straight in the bin. Next time I did it in the top I arrived in.

Beachcomber Tue 16-Jun-09 23:11:58

Nearly ended up wearing my pants to give birth to DD2. After clambering up on midwives table thingy mid end of labour contractions with a baby's head appearing between my legs, the midwife realised that I still had my knickers on so suggested that I "slip down and take them off''.

As felt unable to re perform superhuman effort of getting on the table, declined midwife's suggestion and told her to just cut them off. At first she didn't want to as she said "it was a shame to ruin them" then she couldn't find any scissors. Honestly what sort of midwife doesn't have some scissors handy?

Anyway she snipped them off and DD was born about 20 seconds later.

Think I had charming hospital gown on top half.

Apparently I was naked for DD1 but I can't actually remember.

Piffle Tue 16-Jun-09 23:12:33

Dh's t shirt

TotallyAndUtterlyPaninied Wed 17-Jun-09 19:43:23

A huge long nightie, which was whipped off after 30 mins so I could be naked and legs akimbo lol. There is no dignity in labour.

plimple Wed 17-Jun-09 19:47:40

Cheap nightie from primark like jaype. Kept it on til baby came out and then whipped it off for baby to feed straightaway. I'm sure I got one with buttons for the job specifically, but I distinctly remember being in a rush to take it off before holding the baby.

tostaky Wed 17-Jun-09 20:54:03

one of those M&S top with a built in bra...
very comfy, not too hot and very good for breastfeeding.
I recommend it!

choufleur Wed 17-Jun-09 20:55:34


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