I wrote about going to the hospital a few weeks ago for what turned out to be a kidney stone. I had to change into a hospital gown when I got there.
I soon realized what a pain in the butt the hospital gowns are. Every time they had to put a monitor on the baby, or feel my belly, I had to pull up the gown all the way, exposing my lower regions in the process. Between that, and the fact that every time I had to pee, I had to try to close the back of the gown so my butt wasn't being shown to everyone, I realized why people buy their own maternity gowns. Imagine being very big and pregnant, trying to discreetly maneuver out of a hospital bed without showing things you'd prefer to remain a bit more prviate. Ian was giggling each time I tried to get to the bathroom to pee. Getting out of bed in general is a major task these days, then add the fact that I have to hold the gown closed and keep my legs nicely together - it wasn't working very well.
So I ended up looking into maternity hospital gowns. I want to feel comfortable when I'm in the hospital - or as comfortable as possible considering what I'll be there for. Some of the gowns were over $100 - something I could not justify!
I read about another blogger using this kind, and decided to order it. I tried it on yesterday and love it. And you really cannot beat the price! The parts I loved about this one - it provides a little bit of chest support, has tied openings for them to monitor the baby without pulling the entire gown up, and it will be super easy to breastfeed baby girl without exposing my entire chest. It's soft, and I love the colors. I highly recommend it! It's Pretty Pushers Delivery Gown that I found on amazon for $24. Score!