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<p>last time around I ended up in a sports bra and was nake a lot otherwise, but I kept putting on a towel because I wanted to cover up some but had nothing else that was comfy.So this time around I want to try and find a skirt to wear (plus I am having pictures taken and I feel a skirt would be better for those, at least throughout the labor) I am considering a wrap around kinda thing and have found some online- i dont want to pay more than 20$ish. I also saw that old navy has a jersey cotton fold skirt that looks comfy...I might check those out today while I mall walk. what are you wearing for your birth?</p>
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<p>for the first time, i don't have to wear a hospital gown and i've been thinking about looking for a comfy button-down nightgown. i'm not too modest, but i want to look like a real human for the pictures after the birth.</p>
 

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<p>I've worn a sarong before, but it was annoying because it kept falling off.  I've worn light robes, too, and probably will again (until delivery, when I usually tear it off). I'll wear a tank top under that so when I do strip off the robe, I can keep covered for pictures.</p>
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<p>I was reading about getting good birth photos and the photographer suggested wearing a tank top that contrasts with your skin color so that there's good contrast in the photos (assuming you want to be dressed in the photos). So, if you're a dark skinned mama, go with white or pastel and if you're a light skinned mama, go for a dark color.  </p>
 

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<p>I just wore a nightgown during my birth, like this type of thing<a href="http://www.target.com/Gilligan-OMalley-Fluid-Knit-Chemise/dp/B003CULZJU/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&searchView=grid5&keywords=chemise&fromGsearch=true&sr=1-16&qid=1293909476&rh=&searchRank=target104545&id=Gilligan%20OMalley%20Fluid%20Knit%20Chemise&node=1038576|1287991011&searchSize=90&searchPage=1&searchNodeID=1038576|1287991011&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&frombrowse=0" target="_blank">http://www.target.com/Gilligan-OMalley-Fluid-Knit-Chemise/dp/B003CULZJU/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&searchView=grid5&keywords=chemise&fromGsearch=true&sr=1-16&qid=1293909476&rh=&searchRank=target104545&id=Gilligan%20OMalley%20Fluid%20Knit%20Chemise&node=1038576|1287991011&searchSize=90&searchPage=1&searchNodeID=1038576|1287991011&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&frombrowse=0</a></p>
 

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<p>I probably won't wear much of anything. Maybe the peplos I'm wearing right now (basically a loose caftan type thing); it's comfy an loose and a dark color linen. I figure I can go in and blur anything I don't want anyone to see out of pictures after the fact. My girlfriend will be the one with the camera, so what do I care?</p>
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<p>i'm going to be in the tub.  last time I only wore a top.  I'm thinking something like this.</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.landsend.com/pp/WomensSolidSupplexSwimMini~201464_59.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=::WHI&CM_MERCH=IDX_00008__0000000134&origin=index" target="_blank">http://www.landsend.com/pp/WomensSolidSupplexSwimMini~201464_59.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=::WHI&CM_MERCH=IDX_00008__0000000134&origin=index</a></p>
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<p>but removing the attached panty.  it will dry quickly....and won't weigh a ton like a cotton skirt or anything.</p>
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<p>No idea. Probably sweat pants and t-shirt in the start. But the hospital offers gowns with buttons all the way down in the front, and that's actually quite ideal, since it takes no time to open those to get baby on bare skin. They don't care what you wear in my hospital, nobody forces that gown on you, so I think I might just use one. I might bring my tankini in case I want to wear something if I end up in the tub (either just the top, or top and bottom). But if I don't feel like changing, I might just wear my nursing bra as a top.<br>
Yeah, as I said, no idea.</p>
 

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<p>Last time I wore my shirt and skirt til I got the epi and then changed to a gown for the wires and stuff.  No idea this time.  I really don't think I'll care and the hospital gowns don't really bother me.  I may bring along a nightie or something, JIC.</p>
 

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<p>If I have the time/energy Im making myself a gown to wear. Im a pretty modest person and I don't like the open back "oops Im showing more than I want" feeling of the hospital gowns. Specially since the ones over here don't even have ties.</p>
 

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<p>I was modest until I had DS.  Now I'm that lady in the change room at the pool chatting while buck naked.  So being naked in labour does not bother me.</p>
 

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<p>this is actually a really good question...that i haven't yet put too much thought into. i will probably go with tank and pajama bottoms at the beginning, and then maybe a sports bra type thing when things intensify, and definitely naked at some point. </p>
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<p>for me there are a few things going into it...i'm still up in the air about if i want my friend there to photograph. part of me wants sacred privacy with my dh, part of me wants pics to remember it by and i don't want to ask my dh to take those, because i just want him in the moment and not in the photographers view. so... if we do photograph, i'll want to be a little more covered for part of it at least so we can share some of the photos...if not, i might just go naked from the get-go or whenever i feel. with my second miscarriage i was naked on the toilet, then in shower, then toilet...etc. there were no clothes and so i think it'll be interesting to see if it follows a similar pattern or is completely different. and i think that's why i don't want to buy something special. </p>
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<p>hmm... just airing my thoughts and still not coming to many conclusions!!! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"></p>
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<p>I'll probably labor in my jammies again. Loose pjs pants and an oversized tshirt. I'll end up stripping down to a bra though once pushing starts for immediate skin to skin, but I'm going to have an old bathrobe on hand in case I get cold or want to be more covered up or something. Neither DH nor I are really big on pictures during labor so that's not a concern for us. We really won't have any pics taken until after I'm showered and baby's been checked out etc so nudity in pics isn't going to be an issue. I'm sure at some point I'll end up naked in front of everyone, but I'm also pretty sure that I won't care at that point!!</p>
 

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<p>I labored nude the entire time.  I did have a plain black maternity spaghetti strap tank top for photos after the birth (my lower half was under bed sheets and quilts), but labor + delivery, I was fully nude.</p>
 

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<p>That's my plan, I think, Aidenn.  Every time I think about birthing, I just can't imagine dealing with wearing clothes of any kind!</p>
 

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<p>Oh I hadn't even thought about the pictures during/after birth. My first I told my husband he took a picture of me in labor I might just throw the camera out the window. He wisely didn't but took several HORRIBLE pictures of me afterwards, seriously I have no decent pictures that I would frame/hang or even put in a photo album where others can see until DD1 was at least 3 months old. Of course DH has tons of great pictures of him with her as a newborn.. ughs.. This time Im thinking I need to look somewhat presentable so I can have a few pictures taken, oh and do something with the mop I call my hair. Its down to past my bottom.</p>
 

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<p>I like to be nake-y for births.  Clothes just get in the way, lol.  I've heard the sports bra/jersey skirt combo works well for lots of mamas, though.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>OkiMom</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1288493/what-are-you-wearing-for-your-birth#post_16161222"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Oh I hadn't even thought about the pictures during/after birth. My first I told my husband he took a picture of me in labor I might just throw the camera out the window. He wisely didn't but took several HORRIBLE pictures of me afterwards, seriously I have no decent pictures that I would frame/hang or even put in a photo album where others can see until DD1 was at least 3 months old. Of course DH has tons of great pictures of him with her as a newborn.. ughs.. This time Im thinking I need to look somewhat presentable so I can have a few pictures taken, oh and do something with the mop I call my hair. Its down to past my bottom.</p>
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I hear you. My MIL had good intentions, but few of them worked out.  Otherwise, that's what cropping and photoshop are for, lol! :)  (</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>laerhk</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1288493/what-are-you-wearing-for-your-birth#post_16171628"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>OkiMom</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1288493/what-are-you-wearing-for-your-birth#post_16161222"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Oh I hadn't even thought about the pictures during/after birth. My first I told my husband he took a picture of me in labor I might just throw the camera out the window. He wisely didn't but took several HORRIBLE pictures of me afterwards, seriously I have no decent pictures that I would frame/hang or even put in a photo album where others can see until DD1 was at least 3 months old. Of course DH has tons of great pictures of him with her as a newborn.. ughs.. This time Im thinking I need to look somewhat presentable so I can have a few pictures taken, oh and do something with the mop I call my hair. Its down to past my bottom.</p>
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I hear you. My MIL had good intentions, but few of them worked out.  Otherwise, that's what cropping and photoshop are for, lol! :)  (</p>
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hahaha I need to invest in photoshop. With DD1 the only post birth picture I have is me squinting at the camera and trying to block the flash. It was just so lovely. I tried to get DH to take more but he was "to busy". Ughs. This time Im getting the nurses to take them, at least then they might be halfway decent.</p>
 

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<p>I have been thinking of ordering a nicer gown.  I might be having a photog friend take pictures so I feel like I want to look OK.  For sure a t-shirt bra of some kind and then IDK what else.</p>
 

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<p>I was thinking sports bra/ or bathing suit top and a skirt...but my MW suggested a long T shirt, I think maybe I'll do T shirt with bra and then lose the shirt at some point. I'm totally not doing gown, Its funny I feel more exposed in a gown then I do if I was just plain old naked.</p>
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<p>My MW said I could wear what ever as long as I don't mind it being cut if needed.</p>
 
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