What to wear during labour?

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  1. shell30984

    shell30984 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the slightly strange question :)

    But was wondering if anyone was buying something to wear during labour? If so what?

    I don't want to spend a lot as I know it will only get thrown out after.

    Thanks
    Guys
     
  2. LoopyLouize

    LoopyLouize Well-Known Member

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    Id go for a cheap primark nightie. Can just bin in without bothering with the cost as such :) x

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  3. shell30984

    shell30984 Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou! never really thought of primark!!
     
  4. Rachel80

    Rachel80 Well-Known Member

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    Yup Primark have got some pretty ones for £4.50 each - I picked up several as they are comfy now I look like a hippo too! X
     
  5. megsmeadow

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    I bought a nightie and never wore it with ds, ended up giving birth in the same black top I'd been wearing all day. By that point I could have been wearing a clown suit for all I cared. So something comfy and cheap if you're buying anything special! Good luck!
     
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    Vest tops are good as stretchy, cheap and cool.
     
  7. kedi376

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    Yep same here, I bought two nighties, and ended up giving birth in the white t-shirt I turned up in. I couldn't have cared less what I was wearing LOL
     
  8. shell30984

    shell30984 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not looking for stuff to look good in....as I know when the time comes I won't care what i look like lol :)

    I just like to be organised and wanted a cheap something to pop into my hospital bag, as I think I'll probably be induced and a short stay in hospital due to a few complications :(
     
  9. Sarah3

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    I was induced, and while they were getting ready to take me to the birthing room they asked if there was anything i wanted to change into for the birth - i wore a cheap strappy nightie so i didnt get too warm and it was easy to pull down for skin to skin.
    For the rest of the stay i took vest tops and black pj bottoms. Oh and i also took another nightie just incase it was more practical after the birth.
     
  10. Iwant3

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    I was completely naked!!! lol - I went in not prepared for a water birth - but ended up with one - didn't even keep my bra on and I couldn't of cared less - and i had a trainee doctor want to observe my birth! lol

    With my sons birth I wore one of the hospital gowns as I had an epidural and needed something that opened at the back....
     
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    I was completely naked too. I brought some strappy tops because I wanted a water birth but wasn't able to get one. I don't remember why I didn't wear a strappy top but I remember the midwife giving me a scrub top and taking it off because I was too warm.

    Tapatalking from my blackberry!
     
  12. megsmeadow

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    Yup I was induced too, in at 9am and gave birth at 2.32am with a few complications along the way. Still the same top though, I must have smelled lovely by then :) lol
     
  13. CARNAT22

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    I wore a long maternity nightie from Mothercare - so comfy that I bought loads on Ebay and wore them at night for the last few months!! I had to be prised away from them in the end otherwise I'd still be wearing them now!

    I had terrible swings in my temp during labour going from boiling hot to freezing cold so I ended up putting my cardi on and taking it off every 5 minutes...

    I binned the labour nightie and then cardi as I couldn't bare to look at them after (they were both black so they weren't 'dirty' - they just reminded me of a horrifically long labour!)

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    I bought a nightie too! If I had the legs I probably would have worn a tshirt but thought I'd go with something a little longer!!
     
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    I had a cheap primark nighty but had to change into a hospital gown for epidural x


     
  16. BellaRiven

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    I ended up butt naked and I didn't give a hoot :) I even walked through the ward in my dressing gown to go shower afterwards lol...
     
  17. Gemsy

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    I've bought two cheapy huge nighties from Matalan (£6 each), buttons down the front so easy for skin on skin.
     
  18. Rnicholls

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    With my first I just wore a tshirt x
     
  19. Constantstar

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    Ive bought those comfy stretchy bras like belvia (sp) off eBay incase im boiling. They so comfy and look like sports top. Incase I dont have time to get my vest top etc on

    mummy to ds 11/7/11
    pregnant *team pink* due 12/9/13
     
  20. MiniVoid

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    I wouldn't lol. I was wearing a vest, went in the bath with that come out with it and figured out the morning after was still wearing the same top lol! I only bought a robe thing but if you have one already save yourself the money ;)
     

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