Two and a half years ago, I posted my first blog about what to wear during labor. I LOVED laboring in something other than a hospital gown! The only problem was, the shirt and skirt (which were both pretty soiled after labor and delivery) got stuffed in a bag after delivery and by the time I got home, there was no way I was opening that bag. Thank goodness for thrift stores! The outfit hadn’t cost much at all, so I just tossed it.
Well, yesterday, I went on a search for a new labor outfit! It was a little harder this time because I really like the sleeveless, summery things to wear during labor and they’re just not in the thrift stores this time of year. Here’s what I ended up with.
Sorry for the selfie…Brian’s at work and I wanted to share these outfits before I went into labor.
The skirt is a large non-maternity skirt. It’s nice and stretchy and pretty wide at the bottom. It’s also long enough that if I get cold, I can put on long socks and have my legs be covered. On top, I’m wearing a white undershirt. I’m still hoping to find something else in a thrift store if I have time because it’s a little snug and I’m not sure I’ll be okay with that during labor. I’d rather have something loose. I do love the little sweater though and will make sure it doesn’t get discarded after this birth! I figured it’d be nice for if I do get chilly, but can be easily removed for hot flashes that often come during labor.
I also thought I’d go ahead and do my hair as I plan to do it on “labor day”. I haven’t done this with my last two, but I love having my hair in french braids, so when I hit early labor, I’m going to braid it to keep it back and neat. If I don’t have time, I suppose I’ll just stick it up in a Lilla Rose clip though!
So what about you? What do you wear during labor? If you go to the hospital to have your babies, did you even know there was an option?