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I have two belly bands that I bought from a friend with the plan to wear one of them during labor. I thought about bikini top, sports bra, bra, etc and just thought any of them would be too uncomfortable(I'm so not a bra wearer) and harder to get off after baby is born and I want contact. So, it's either the belly band or nothing. This is also my third baby but first HB. I know from my hosp births that I won't care who sees me naked. Plus, this time I won't have any strangers!! So that's even better.  =)


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mdnaturalmama: Belly Bands ... now that's an idea! I have two as well. I will add them to my "wardrobe" options :-)

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I actually saw a belly pic on here and the mama posted that she was wearing two belly bands-one on her belly and one as a strapless "bra". It looked so stretchy and comfortable that I thought it would be perfect! So, we shall see.  =)


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Ooohh, I am going to have to see if that may work. That's a great idea!

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I grabbed the first stretchy exercise bra from my drawer. Since I spent most of my birthing time in the tub (and eventually birthed there) it's the only thing I can remember wearing. The midwives are truly comfortable with however you are comfortable and some times you can't predict what will be appealing in the moment. BUT this time I have a swim top because I have to admit, I picked the rattiest, tattiest exercise bra in my entire drawer and it's in all the pictures!

Afterward I was in a long loose gown that allowed for nursing. I think I too had the stretchy panties. I'll have to look for those again. I also would freeze large maxi pads spritzed with a little witch hazel which felt really good after the birth. This group of midwives recommended getting a bag of pull up, panty like incontinence garments for after the birth. Anyone ever tried those?

 

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 This group of midwives recommended getting a bag of pull up, panty like incontinence garments for after the birth. Anyone ever tried those?

 


I read this before my home birth and it was a GREAT suggestion! My water broke to start labor (both times), so Depends were great for laboring in before I got into the pool. And afterwards, they were super comfortable and made life very easy (and non-messy!)--I stuck my frozen pads into the Depends for the first couple days and it worked great. Not terribly eco-friendly, I guess, but I was happy to have had them.


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This group of midwives recommended getting a bag of pull up, panty like incontinence garments for after the birth. Anyone ever tried those?

 



Yes! Very much not eco-friendly, but the Depends are amazing. I'd put a frozen pads in them pp and when the whole thing was a mess, toss it all out. 


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With my first I had a waterbirth in the hospital.  For laboring I just wore their gowns and was naked for the birth.  Afterwords I wore their gowns as well, until it was time to go home.

 

With my 2nd I had a HB waterbirth.  For labor I wore a long t-shirt with no pants.  My water had broke so I didn't want to have soaked pants from leaking.  After a while I got super hot so I changed into a spaghetti strap tank top, which I then wore for the birth in the tub as well.  Afterwords I just wore a bathrobe. 


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For most of labor, I was in a long sleeve t-shirt and yoga pants (it was cool in my house).  After I got out of the shower, I put the t-shirt back on but never got back into the pants as labor really kicked in and I knew I needed to be pantsless for a while smile.gif   but I really wished I had also kept the t-shirt off.  By the time I was pushing, I was so HOT and many of my thoughts were about how I wished I could take the t-shirt OFF but was a little too busy to do it at the moment.  I ahd actually bought a binsi skirt to wear for the occassion but there was never a good opportunity to put it on.

 

For after the birth, I put on a pajama top and wore the mesh panties without pajama pants as I didn't want to get blood on them.


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Thanks.  I have the depends in the birth kit now.

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With my 2nd I was in just longish shirts. One was for in my birth tub and one was dry for when I got out. I was naked in my shower and didn't have bottoms on for the entire 24 hour labor. :) After I wore a nightgown unbuttoned in the front to have skin to skin with her. This time I am going to use a swim tank for in the tub and the same for the other times because it worked well for me.

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I was intending on a waterbirth, however the pool didn't cool quickly enough for me to get in it. I had taken a couple of showers early on in labor and never bothered to get dressed after the second one. So I was naked for my HB.


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haha, i was naked at the hospital but clothed at home too.  so funny!!

 

its not a silly question i have been obsessing about what shirt i will wear in the tub.  last home/waterbirth i just had my favorite PJ top on, you couldnt tell what was under the water in pictures.  after my first i was so tired of censoring all the new baby pictures because my big nipples where right there for the world to see when i just wanted to show off my baby!  plus in the water it helps when gripping a wet baby.  once i got out i discarded my top and just cuddled under covers naked on a chux pad.

 

now i want to know what earings should i wear??!!  hahaha.  i picked out a necklace and and open flower set of earrings today and am trying them out to see if i want to wear them in labor.  yes i wish this baby would come so i can stop obsessing about silly things!

 


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oh and totally obsessing about what hat to have ready to put on the baby once he is born.  i have some hospital hats and i dont want him to look like he was born in the hospital......i made a couple hats so he looks nothing like a hospital born babe


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