|View Poll Results: While in labor/birth outside of a hospital setting, what clothing did you wear during delivery?|
|Home birth - 100% nude during delivery||50||46.73%|
|Home birth - wore bra during delivery||20||18.69%|
|Home birth - wore shirt/gown during delivery||14||13.08%|
|Birthing center - 100% nude||13||12.15%|
|birth center - wore bra||4||3.74%|
|birth center - wore shirt/gown||4||3.74%|
|Other - because there is always "other". Please explain in comments||2||1.87%|
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I was 100% nude during both my hospital birth and my home birth. I actually kept my clothing on longer during the homebirth because I didn't labor in the water at home. I remember thinking during my homebirth labor that I might just push the baby out with my top on this time. But, as soon as transition hit, I starting taking off my clothing.
Mama to three
Wow, it wasn't until I saw the poll that I realized I can't remember! I had my son at a free standing birth center, but I spent the majority of my labor at home, wearing a soft, loose skirt and a tank top. I know when I got to the birth center I took the skirt off but I was still wearing the tank top, which seems odd since I spent time in the shower and in the birthing tub and I hate wet clothes. By that time I was in transition and have NO recollection, though. At some point I took off the tank top, too, but I can't remember if it was before or right after my son was born. I'll have to ask my fiance because now I'm curious.
Mom of two amazing boys: (9/14/10) and (7/8/12) Married to my best friend
at first i had a gown i was wearing, but after a while, that had to come off, and I don't have a robe or anything so screw it, I gave birth in the buff. I gave birth at home i really didnt mind. I'm sure my midwife has seen it all, lol.
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Crunchy mom of three great kids and one on the way!
DD May 2007 **** DS February 2010 **** DD August 2012**** ?? Oct/Nov 2014
my 3 were hospital births, but i labored in a tank top with the hospital gown over it. when transition hit, off came the gown. lol, dh and i were actually discussing that prior to the last birth because i've never birthed with the gown on, but couldn't remember whne i take it off. when the time came during the last birth we both just looked at each other like "aha, so that's when". anyways, i give birth in the tank top and then dh has cut it off as soon as baby is out so we can do imjmediate skin to skin and nursing. i've always just picked up cheapy tank tops on clearance at old navy.
i figure that even at home, i'll keep my tank top on as i don't like feeling so exposed. trying to decide what to wear on the bottom half for labor.