I'm planning to give birth at a free standing birth center. They have gowns available, but suggest you will probably be more comfortable bringing your own clothing.
They have a very nice tub, so I'm thinking that perhaps I'll be in and out of that--which would suggest maybe just a camisole or a sports bra for the actual giving birth part. Or maybe a gown to toss on when I get out of the tub? But will I really be up for changing ensembles mid-labor? I know there will reach a point when I don't care, but I'm just modest enough that I can't imagine myself being comfortable hanging out naked all day, particularly in the early stages of labor.
And then (for afterwards) I'd like to get something a little prettier, but still cotton-y and comfy. I'm guessing I won't want/be able to wear pj pants at that point, which would be my normal go-to. What about something like this maybe? Has anyone tried them and feel like offering an opinion?
I know this is sort of a superficial question, but I'm going to have to buy something (all I sleep in at home are p.j. pants, camisoles, and t-shirts--and the t-shirts don't even fit so well anymore) so I don't want to get something that's ridiculously useless. And I'm not a big fan of the oversized, shapeless sleepshirts, so I hate to spend $ on one of those, knowing I'll never wear it again.