I often tell my students to explore alternative birthing attire. There is something in the psychology of retaining one’s personal identity in the hospital environment that is very empowering. Regular hospital gowns are unattractive and cumbersome – so much material. Here’s a list of alternative birthing gowns around the web. They range in price from reasonable to expensive. Look for a design that suits not only your color palette but your birthing plan, keeping in mind external monitors, IV’s, epidural lines for example.
Etsy (birthing/ maternity gowns)