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Intervention of the Day-hospital gowns

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:39 AM
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I know it sounds odd, but I think hospital gowns are an intervention because they aren't what we would chose on our own. Lets talk about it here. I personally think they are open backed to get you on your back and under their control. They also put you in a subservient role to the physician/staff. I read a study about how doctors view patients in the gowns as stupid and beneath them but once they are in their own clothes their view changes.

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Caroline2010
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:42 AM

hmm i never thought about that! but now i agree with u! lol! i hated that thing! have u seen some people make them in pretty colors and all fancy and stuff! it makes me laugh!

Roadfamily6now
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:18 AM

Oh, this is so true! I challenge any mom to wear her own clothes while in the hospital and she just how much more empowered she feels!

It really works. I  will NEVER wear a gown again, ever.

EndellionMomma
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:49 AM
I was naked for my birth and I didn't bother with a gown till after I had her and I had showered. The nurses asked if i'd brought a night gown but I had forgot it so they gave me a nursing gown. They even admitted that the gowns were ugly lol
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Pandapanda
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:54 AM
I don't consider them an intervention. A hospital gown isn't endangering me or my baby, not going to risk our lives.
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Roadfamily6now
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:59 AM

BUMP!

doulala
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 2:03 AM
Quoting Pandapanda:

I don't consider them an intervention. A hospital gown isn't endangering me or my baby, not going to risk our lives.

I think it is an intervention in a way.
Mainly a psychological one, though.
Which is significant!

It has to do with the environment and the yielding of what we'd normally-naturally do in labor for what is more convenient (accessible) for staff.

And I have heard women describe this as a problem because it sends a negative association into the mom's subconscious as she is now a Patient in the sick house.
Rather than a normal, healthy woman in a normal, healthy Life Function, birthing her baby.
:-)


RugersMommy06
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:52 AM

I wore one with my 1st baby, didn't have time to put one on the 2nd time. For me, I didn't consider it an intervention. I had the gown on plus one on backwards so everything was covered. It was quite roomy & with contractions back to back, I really didn't care about what I was wearing. I think it has to do with your attitude too, I can speak my mind about what I want during birth wearing a gown, a bathing suit or nothing at all. It's going to be my way.

snakesNsnails
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:11 PM

this is very interesting!!  i cant imagine, now, after birthing at home, trying to birth in one of those stupid gowns!  gosh i hate hospitals!

Roadfamily6now
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 2:14 PM

BUMP!

4meyerkidsmommy
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 4:15 PM

 I always buy a gownie. (plus they are much cuter!)

They are the best! and I take a robe for the walk too!

http://www.trendytummymaternity.com/maternity-hospital-gowns.html?gclid=CO-inbP_-6YCFcpQ2godVEtWDQ

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