If you've been following me during this pregnancy, then you probably know that I had some major issues coming to grips with a hospital birth. It wasn't initially what I saw for myself as the ideal birth. One of my big issues was putting on a hospital gown. I didn't want the energy of something that has been worn by multiple people seeping into my experience. If that sounds a little out there to you, then you don't know me. Haha. What can I say? It's just how I roll.
So, part of me getting over the whole hospital birth thing was getting my own hospital gown...something fresh and new and something that I could launder that would smell like me. If you have been pregnant and looked into getting your own hospital gown, though, then you probably already know how expensive they can be. I was shocked, and just refused to swallow a $65 fee for the gown.
I was REALLY happy when I came across the Milk and Baby website. They have a TON of great stuff to help enhance your hospital birth, including gowns that are disposable, or just not as expensive as those ones on Etsy. Not knocking Etsy, of course, just a mom trying to save a little dough. They also have flat rate shipping, which is great.
Looks like a standard gown, feels like home.
Sometimes it's just about the little touches, right?!
I ended up picking up this pink polka dotted gown with green trim. It's got buttons and everything, just like the ones in the hospital, except none of the wack karma that comes with wearing something that everyone else and their brother has worn. I haven't gone the girly route too much in this pregnancy (as evidenced by our very unisex nursery) so I splurged on the pink in the form of this gown...I am having a girl, after all.
All in all, I'm really happy with my gown, and it's just one of those small things that is making me happier and more comfortable with our hospital birth. So tell me, how did you get cozy with a hospital birth? Did you purchase a gown or do something else that helped ease the transition from home to hospital??? Share with me the comments section below.