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Has anyone here used their own gown during L&D?

If so how many did you purchase and from who?

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Asked by AlessasMommy1 at 12:29 AM on Jan. 15, 2010 in About CafeMom

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  • I used the hospital ones during & right after labor, but once I had delivered and gotten cleaned up in a nice shower, I wore my own nursing gown and robe so my back side wasn't sticking out when I stood up.
    I got mine at Kohl's and it came with a little baby gown too, very cute & cheap. I probably wouldn't spend much on a robe or gown that might end up bloody or covered with baby spit up.

    Answer by raybird1031 at 12:34 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • You are told to wear the hospital gowns for many reasons.Then after delivery, I used my own gown and new robe and slippers.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:10 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • I looked this up after I saw your questions cuz I was curious about it too. I actually really liked it when I saw Tori wear it on her show :) I found some from 34-95! The 95's said to buy 2, hmmm how interesting. Get one and wear your regular gown after.

    Answer by Vero0724 at 1:16 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • Well we had a water birth so i only used a bathing suit top. I did have my own gown, robe, and slippers for after the delivery.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:36 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • I got a cheap gown and cheap robe that I used so I was comfortable, I am not secure feeling in a hospital gown they are degrading, the after delivery gowns arent as bad but still I like control of what is and isnt covered, if they got ruined in labor they only cost 15 bucks total so I was ok with that.

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 2:33 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • If you don't want to wear a hospital gown during labor & delivery, get a cheap nightgown or pair of pjs that you are comfortable in... If a medical emergency comes up, they will cut your clothes off, so don't wear something you are attached to (just in case). I got 2 nightgowns on clearance at WalMart- I think they were $5 each?
    For after delivery, I just wore my own stuff that was comfy.

    Answer by emslala at 4:36 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • I bought a big, cheap, cotton gown at TJ Maxx

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:36 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • During my labor, I was so overheated and uncomfortable during transition that I stripped my robe off and delivered naked. I guess I'm glad I didn't bother buying a robe, lol.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:50 PM on Jan. 18, 2010

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