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Old May 6th, 2017, 01:14 AM   1
Mrs Dragonfly
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What are you wearing in hospital and at discharge?


With my first I lived in the hospital gown until discharge, then stayed in a pair of baggy sweat pants and loose tops until I started feeling human again. I lost a lot of blood, was dealing with pre-eclampsia and blood pressures continuing to rise after delivery so really I felt like crap and didn't care how I looked.

This time around I'm hoping for a smoother delivery and I'm looking into different options. I plan to still just wear a hospital gown for delivery, however afterwards and guests come to visit I would like to be wearing something that maybe will make me feel better about myself? At first I was looking at night gowns, but with how heavy I bled after DD1 I think pants will make me feel more secure.

What are you wearing?



 
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Old May 6th, 2017, 03:20 AM   2
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I personally much prefer pyjamas to nightgowns (although I do have a nightgown to labour in), so I've packed 3 pairs of bottoms and 2 easy to breastfeed tops for afterwards. Hopefully I won't need quite so many but I figured with the bleeding, it might leak etc, especially over night. I have also bought two pairs of loose, black casual bottoms (not quite joggers, they are super soft and thin, with cuffed ankles..) to wear during the day time and to go home in. They are loose & comfy but trousers I would wear to go out in normally! I've packed a couple loose fitting tshirts to go with these and hoody that's fitted me during pregnancy, so I know it'll fit afterwards! I'm expecting the hospital to be pretty warm, so the hoody is to wear home I would imagine! Again, the tshirts are loose but ones I would wear with jeans normally. I quite like oversized clothes that I tuck in!

I'm not too worried about what I look like but I have selected the comfiest clothes I can as I feel that will make a big difference afterwards!



 
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Old May 6th, 2017, 11:24 AM   3
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I'm a pj fan too, I've never worn nightgowns. With DD1 I just wore pjs and sweats at home with a tank top that was easy to tug down for breastfeeding. I leaked at night so I always slept with my bottom half on a dark towel.

It does feel silly to be worried how I'll look. I just know when I look at pictures my SIL took of us at the hospital when everyone visited I looked horrid. Mostly for the sweat, swelling and blood loss - but that gown swallowed me up so I'd rather not stay in it lol



 
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Old May 6th, 2017, 11:53 AM   4
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After my first, EMCS, I had to buy looser pants (also had pre-e). With my second, VBAC, I wore yoga pants and a nursing tank. I plan to take yoga pants and a tank, as well as be prepared to buy a c-section recovery panty if need be to make wearing clothes easier if I do have a section. I will probably take a dress too.

I wore depends at night to prevent leaks and give me confidence at night. I even put a pad in them so they were just the back up, had no leaks.



 
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I remembering wearing yoga pants after the bleeding slowed down a little, but when it was very heavy in the beginning I wanted baggy bottoms. I'm going to have to look into depends! I'm hearing a lot of moms using them



 
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I remembering wearing yoga pants after the bleeding slowed down a little, but when it was very heavy in the beginning I wanted baggy bottoms. I'm going to have to look into depends! I'm hearing a lot of moms using them
To me it felt like it held the pad in, very first. Made me feel more secure. The depends were nice, I got a sample of the sillouette ones last time, that is what I am buying this time. I bought some Always ones last time on sale and hated those, loved the samples of depends though. I wore them in the day the first couple of days, with a pad. Then I wore them at night for a week or two, even when the bleeding slowed, helped me feel more confident at night.



 
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Old May 6th, 2017, 14:55 PM   7
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Yoga pants for sure. I felt like I was "dressed" when visitors came. After the first 24 hours



 
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Old May 6th, 2017, 17:31 PM   8
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I gave birth at home in a hot summer and tbh was starkers xD I'll get a stretchy nighty and also a sarong was handy if I needed to quickly cover up.
For after I am an advocate for super stretchy BLACK trousers and loose breastfeeding tops/soft bras



 
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To me it felt like it held the pad in, very first. Made me feel more secure. The depends were nice, I got a sample of the sillouette ones last time, that is what I am buying this time. I bought some Always ones last time on sale and hated those, loved the samples of depends though. I wore them in the day the first couple of days, with a pad. Then I wore them at night for a week or two, even when the bleeding slowed, helped me feel more confident at night.
That makes sense, maybe because I had so much stitching I felt uncomfortable having them snug against me. I'm definitely in search of the perfect loose dark pants

I liked the Always pads during the day, but at night I leaked out the side which felt horrible - I'm going to look into the Depends silouette!

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I gave birth at home in a hot summer and tbh was starkers xD I'll get a stretchy nighty and also a sarong was handy if I needed to quickly cover up.
For after I am an advocate for super stretchy BLACK trousers and loose breastfeeding tops/soft bras
Thank you. I love my breastfeeding bras that I got from when I was pregnant with my first, I actually still wear them even though we weened months ago - so soft! It will be nice having a summer baby so I can get away with just a tank top, DD1 was December so I had layers to dig under to get my boob out



 
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Old May 7th, 2017, 07:38 AM   10
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I've brought a nighty to labor in if I want it...it's strappy up top for skin to skin and because I'm running super hot. I got some cheap sweatpants shorts and a pair of giant black yoga type pants in case I feel like one over the otherfor the recovery. I'm glad you guys mentioned wearing pants because of the bleeding...I was on the pill so long before getting pregnant I forgot that it's better to wear pants with pads to keep everything in place. Ugh, not looking forward to that. I had originally packed only nightgowns. I am bringing a really loose jersey dress to go home in since it'll be hot and muggy out when we leave.



 
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