I was nakey for most of it. To travel to the hospital I wore a big nightgown I'd bought for laboring in. At the hospital I took that off and they put a gown on me (just covering my front, not done up at the back or anything) and I kept thinking, "Why the heck am I wearing this? What is it FOR?"
When dd was born, she was placed on my belly/chest. There's a great photo of me holding her, umbilical cord still attached, one of my breasts exposed because we pulled the gown up to give baby skin to skin . . . again, I look at the photo and think, "What the heck was that for?"
If I had to spend a lot of labor time in the hospital, I think I'd labor naked in the bathroom on the toilet. Hopefully I would have enough privacy and comfort level to just be able to do that. No one should bat an eye. Primal birthing primal nakey. Last thing I want is something getting in my way when I'm *that* busy.
Planning a homebirth this time and expecting to be nakey as soon as I start wanting the birth pool or hit transition.