I had 2 awesome hospital births. For the rest of the day after their birthes I wore the hospital gown and their funny mesh panties with honkin' huge Tena pads. The next morning I was in my own PJs and they are pajamas, not nighties. When they needed to check on me it wasn't a problem to just lift up and pull down! Plus.. when I needed to go to the bathroom I wasn't trying to keep my nightie up and out of the way with my chin!