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Hospital Clothes Post Delivery...

Good morning, ladies!

My baby is due early February, and will be a planned c-section (due to the complications I had with my first delivery, and the lack of an anesthesiologist on duty 24 hours at our hospital). As such, I will be in the hospital for 3 nights post delivery day, so 4 days, total... I will have my c-section incision to think about, and I will be breastfeeding... so I am wondering what you all wore while you convalesced in the hospital after your deliveries, especially if you had a c-section (which usually necessitates a longer hospital stay), and if you were breastfeeding... I don't really want to have pants on, I don't think, with my incision. I remember with my son - also a c-section - that pants weren't very comfortable at first. DId you wear pants? But I also need to be able to nurse comfortably, so a nightgown of sorts would need to have to let the boobs be accessible! LOL I know they make maternity nightgowns, but I'm looking for other options as well. Thanks!!

So what did you wear in the hospital after you delivered?

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Like many mamas responses, I wore the hospital gowns (they had the ones for breastfeeding) & undies provided. I also brought an old comfy robe & bought a few pairs of cozy socks so I felt like I had something from home. Did this for 2 c-section deliveries & breastfeed both times and it worked well.

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I had all 3 of my children via c-section. I wore the hospital gown until it was time to go home. Nothing else seemed to do the trick like the gowns did. I also took a robe so I could cover up if I had visitors or left my room. I wore maternity clothes home from the hospital and for the next several weeks. They were the most comfortable things to wear.

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I had 2 c-sections ~ I wore a hospital gown until they allowed me to shower. Once I showered I wore loose pajama pants and a button down pajama top.

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I just wore the gowns til I left, figuring I could ruin their clothes and not mine. They have gowns with slits or snaps that will help with breastfeeding. When you leave, make sure you have something supercomfortable, especially with the incision. And have someone set up a bed for you where you don't have to walk far to the restroom or use stairs. I wore a sleep shirt and maternity pants home.

If you want your own gear, look at Majamas. I have a dress from there that's actually a nightgown, but it's nice enough I wore it to a casual wedding and no one was the wiser. I needed a nursing dress at the time.

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I wore the hospital gowns. One backwards then one the right way gave easy access for nursing.

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I wore the hospital gowns that we were given at the hospital, they have the slits in them that make nursing really easy. It was also easy not to have to pack my own gown and like AV said, I figured I could ruin there's rather than my own.

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I had 2 c-sections and for the most part, I wore the hospital gowns because they were the very comfortable and gave easy access for breast feeding. But I was was amazed at how soon I was able to wear pants. They make the incision really low (at the top of your hairline). So I wore sweat pants that sat higher on me - near my belly button. And they were a bit loose. When leaving the hospital, I wore comfortable maternity pants. And, definitely bring the high waisted underwear - not the cute low rise ones.

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I had a c-section and was nursing, so I wore cotton "nighties" tank top style short nightgowns? You can get them at target, etc. I did wear pants under them if I knew people were coming and had a robe also. I just wore loose fitting cotton yoga pants underneath. They may even make nightgowns for people who are nursing. I never looked into it. The incision isnt as uncomfortable as the soreness/pain that you feel from having the actual surgery.

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I had a beautiful long flannel lounger - zipper down the front - since I tend to be very cold; especially in hospitals - it kept me warm, was easy to open/close for nursing and, most important, it looked pretty! lol!! I wore it a lot when I came home also. Very comfortable and functional.

Good luck!!

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I had 2 c-sections ~ I wore a hospital gown until they allowed me to shower. Once I showered I wore loose pajama pants and a button down pajama top.

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Ive had 2 c sections. With the last one (in December), I wore the hospital gown for first 2episode days until I could shower. Wasn't bad. I wore one the normal way with back open and a second the other way around with the front open. I also brought a nursing nightgown that had a matching robe (was lightweight so I slept in it when I was cold). You will get mesh panties to wear and you could get some to take home if you want. What I got in my last few months was bigger maternity undies that actually come up over your belly (think big granny panties). For me they were much comfier and I wore them for a while after baby was born. Nothing pressed on my belly or incision. I found them on Amazon. Had an impossible time finding anything remotely like them anywhere else. If you are interested in them, message me and I can find the link for you. As far as coming home from hospital, bring comfy maternity lounge pants or yoga pants. I didn't bother with nursing shirts this time around.

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with my first, i was so worried about what to wear after delivery. after i actually delivered (although i didn't have c-sections), i ruined several items of clothing...go figure! lol so with my second i just wore the hospital gowns and that was fine. great access for nursing, no pants to worry about and no ruining of my own clothes!

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I had an emergency c-section and had to go to the hospital without my bag. I had my hubby bring my maternity pants and underwear. This way it was higher than the incision. I would suggest the hospital gown while you are there, the shoulders unsnap to make breastfeeding easier. When I was there I had to stay in bed for about 24 hours or so, they wouldn't remove the epidural. I think it was his day off or something.

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There are lots and lots of nursing gown out there. You will still be able to use them at home too. I had some really pretty ones.

Otherwise you could just wear some cotton knit casual dresses that have loose necklines that you can simply pull down. That way you will be dressed enough to see a multitude of drop in visitors.

These are pretty cute and still presentable enough to be modest for guests.
http://www.motherhood.com/maternity/nursing-sleepwear.asp

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After my most recent c-section I wore the hospital gown the first 2 days, and the next two days I wore long nightgowns with a robe. I delivered in June though. My first c-section was unexpected, we weren't even packed for the hospital yet, let alone thinking we were going to have a baby that day, so I wore the hospital gown the whole time I think.

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2 c-sections here. On the day of the c-section, hospital gown and socks for sure because clothes would get ruined.

After that - For my second baby (after I learned lessons from the 1st time around), I wore drawstring yoga pants and, like someone else, very very unattractive 'granny panties' that would sit up very high on my waist and in a size larger than my regular size. I really disliked the hospital mesh ones. I found that 100% cotton ones felt much better and held everything in place better than the mesh. And I didn't care if they got ruined since they were inexpensive (like $7 for a 5 pack) and I never planned to wear them again. I got them from Target and I wore them until my incision healed and I could go back to my normal stuff.

For shirts, I wore nursing shirts. Between the yoga pants and regular nursing shirts, I felt pretty normal when people visited. And I kept wearing that stuff for a while after I was home while I healed so it was worth buying. At night in the hospital, I wore the hospital gown.

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I wore pajama pants and a shirt in...I wore sweats, a tank top and sweater out.
I did wear their hospital gowns while I was there. Sort fo half out of not having packed for the hosp and half out of when they constantly come and check your bleeding progress, I didn't want to have to keep pulling pants down.
Good luck!

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I wore loose pj pants and a nursing top.

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Mine was a v-birth. I wore the hosp gown and the mesh undies. If I were in your shoes I might consider a set of men's flannel pajamas. Warm, button down, and stretchy. Also, hubs finds me wearing his very s3xy

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I wore two hospital gowns and the mesh undies. Not attractive, but effective. The hospital gowns were really the best access for nursing. And I didn't want to have to go home with a bunch of, er, difficult laundry. You could bring a pretty bathrobe to put on for visitors, but I'd keep your life as simple as possible. Don't forget both slippers (for walking around) and socks (for being in bed).

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I wore cute nursing pj tops and coordinating pants after my c-section. The pants were maternity style pants with drawstrings and such, and were very high waisted so the band never affected the scar/surgery area. When the scar needed checking...no problem. They just lifted my t-shirt and lowered the pants a bit and put them back the way they were. No having to scramble around or get undressed or anything like that. Going to the bathroom was fine, and nursing a cinch since the tops were designed for that.

Check out the clothes here...they're cute and functional. Be sure to check the whole site...not just the link page. :)

http://www.onehotmama.com/maternity-sleepwear.aspx

I loved shopping for stuff at this store as well:

http://www.motherhood.com/maternity/nursing-sleepwear.asp

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I mostly wore the hospital gown, but by the third day was done with that!!! i made the mistake of bringing pajama pants that were elastic, and i couldnt wear them!!!! Bring comfortable pants with DRAWSTRINGS!!!!! Much better and you can make them nice and loose so they arent tight on your incision area. :) GL!

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I had all 3 of my children via c-section. I wore the hospital gown until it was time to go home. Nothing else seemed to do the trick like the gowns did. I also took a robe so I could cover up if I had visitors or left my room. I wore maternity clothes home from the hospital and for the next several weeks. They were the most comfortable things to wear.

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I did wear pants, but I had some wonderful yoga pants with a really wide, soft waistband so it didn't bother the incision.

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Like many mamas responses, I wore the hospital gowns (they had the ones for breastfeeding) & undies provided. I also brought an old comfy robe & bought a few pairs of cozy socks so I felt like I had something from home. Did this for 2 c-section deliveries & breastfeed both times and it worked well.

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I brought my bathrobe! It was a nice warm fuzzy one that tied around the waist. I was in the hospital for 7 days with my twins when they were born and for practical and comfort reasons I wore the hospital pants because they were loose and I could tie them at the level I wanted (high above my incision and above swollen belly. With the hospital pants I wore a nursing tank or regular tank with nursing bra and my bathrobe over that when I wanted to walk down to the nursery or had guest visiting in my room. Best wishes!

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I havent had a c-section, but if I did and I was ready for yoga pants I would wear and buy more of the Green Apple brand. I think they have bamboo or something in them that makes them so soft, yet thin and they dont seem to apply any pressure anywhere when I wear them. Soooo comfy! And since they are yoga pants they have the extra material on top to be able to pull over an incision (I pull them up over my baby bump all the time :)) The nice thing too is that they seem to fit me no matter what. I wore them prepregnancy, during pregnancy, post pregnancy (and now pre and during again). So comfortable! Anyway, Marshall's and TJ Maxx is the only places Ive seen sell them and they are always under $20. Which reminds me, I need to try to find a few more pairs!

As for the top, I love love love bravado nursing tanks. They come in a few nice colors and are so worth the $$. They give great support and easy access for breastfeeding (without a back layer that some have that seem to just get in the way to me!). I think these were all I wore for 6 months after my last baby! They keep the hospital rooms pretty warm for the baby, I think so a tank was all I needed. But being it'll be Feb, I would maybe bring a big comfy (soft) sweater or a big comfy robe for extra warmth when needed.

Good luck!! Wishing you much comfort & joy with your new baby!

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You could try a comfy robe? Helped keep me warm and I didn't have to worry about pants if I didn't want them.

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