I bought it and it is really comfy!
Doula, student midwife, and homeschooling mom to 4
I do like being naked but I want it filmed and I wouldn't appreciate that after. I don't care about my belly showing but no one needs to see the rest
Christine, mom to C(7.5) - E(5) - J(3) - B(10 mos)
Doula, childbirth educator, Co-leader of ICAN of Atlanta
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Banana, doula wife to Papa Banana and mother to Banana One, Banana Two, Banana Three, Banana Four...
Probably a comfy loose cotton skirt and loose t-shirt if I want to walk around outside
The chemise from Victoria secret looks nice. I could use my baby doll, but I am worried it will stain from something or other.
I agree with pp, that I do not want to be naked in the hospital if I have to go. However, I am planning on only going if there is a complication in which case I won't care about how the hospital gowns look.
Speaking of which, I was so embarrassed last time, DS turned out to be a spitter so went through all the clothes I brought for him at the hospital, and DH sent them home with his sister to be washed. I didn't know until I went looking for my personal dirty laundry bag that he'd also given her my underwear, you know, that I wore immediately afterwards. That was not a pretty sight. Sorry TMI! I apologized profusely to her and told her I had not asked that she wash my underwear! DH!
I'm very confused about what you do if your water breaks (and is leaking) while you're laboring and want to move around!
So, for this homebirth I will definitely wear something supportive and may or may not slip on a short but wide skirt on the bottom. Don't know yet. Because I will also have a birthing pool, I am definitely not doing a full upper body anything (like the chemise).
"Well behaved women rarely make history"
I've never had my water break, so I think those are great ideas
This time, I'm thinking of a comfy nursing bra like the Blue Canoe Janes Plus - I have a couple already but may get a dark colored one "just in case." I could wear one in the tub and switch out when I get out, if I wanted. I'll probably also have good, comfy nightshirts to warm up in, too. Most of mine are either v-neck or button-neck and have been used often for nursing already!
HeatherB ~ mama to 3 wonderful boys: 03/02; 09/04; 09/07 - and Eliana, 11/13/10!
Founder of Houston Birth Alternatives: Be Informed, Encouraged, Supported birth support group and aspiring midwife.
For #1 I was in a hosital gown.
#2 was a big nightgown form walmart
#3 (m/c) was big t-shirt and loose workout shorts
I think I'll go for the sports bra & sarong this time. I like that idea!
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