Is anyone planning on purchasing a special labor gown for their labor and delivery?
We have a local business that makes them and they sell for about $50. They're exactly like hospital gowns but have different fabric and a pretty ribbon to tie around the ribcage. I've also seen some on etsy that are the same concept that sell for anywhere from $35 to $75. Then there is one line that is "disposable" that sells for $24-$30... Those are a bit different with a halter neck and low back, and a big hole for the belly that has tie closures.
What are your feelings on these? Is it something you would invest in?
why invest in a gown when you're going to get blood, water and other secretions on it?
I'm having a home birth so I will rock my tank top and sweat pants until I feel uncomfortable and hot and gross which usually happens to me in labor. I sweated so much during my first delivery and hated the gowns design. They droop, they're not fitted, and they look like great grandma's moo moo no matter what fabric you put on it.
I would never buy one. Labor and birth gets messy! I would not want to take that home and wash it, or toss out all the money I spent on it. Hospital gowns are just fine for me. Let the hospital deal with the bloody,sweaty, yuky, gown,lol.