We're expecting our first in April, and I was just wondering...
mom to dd-99, dd-01, dd-born still@40w 7/04, ds-05, dd-08, dd-10, dd-13
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This time (our dd is due in April too), I'm packing a t-shirt for early labor, but we are planning a waterbirth, so I know that I'll be out of that soon enough.
Last time I had p[lanned on wearing big pants and an ugoy T-shirt but instead ended up giving birth in my best white maternaty shirt which got ruined. i recomend against that
The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it. We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.
My family: me , dh , ds (11), dd1 (9), and dd2 (3).
Tout va s'arranger à la fin. Si elle ne fonctionne pas; ce n'est pas la fin.
so we went to the hospital with me in a long tank .
i immediately removed it and never thought about being naked in front of dh, doula, nurse and midwife! too busy birthing my baby i guess.
we found it very amusing after my fast and hard labor that in my well packed birth bag there was a deck of playing cards! like, what did i think we'd need those for?
ps were pretty sure i'll will be unnassisted at home next time.
Don't forget socks for your feet, and try to pack ones that don't tend to stretch out when you wear them a long time. I was in labor for 17 hours (and had put my socks on about 12 hours before I went into labor), and my socks kept growing. I had to have DH pull them back up and turn them around about a million times because the heals were on the top of my feet.
There were some good things about it - it was an actual gown, not one of those butt-revealing ones, and I got all this blood and stuff on it that I didn't have to worry about washing off like I would have if I had worn something of my own.
Also, there were so many other bodily fluids coming out before the baby that I would have felt really self-conscious naked!
But the nursing openings didn't help much; after she was born I just stayed naked from the waist up.
Both of my girls where born at home, for dd#1 I planned to wear clothes, but ya know clothes really are confining during birth. When #2 came along I didnt even bother to plan for clothes to wear My m/w after the birth when her assitant asked me what I wanted to put on, told her I was a nudest I really am not, but I dont care much for clothes at night.