If you’ve had a baby or ever seen any kind of real childbirth experience (you know, outside a Hollywood movie depiction), then you certainly know that there is nothing glamorous about it. Miraculous, yes, glamorous, no! And, I don’t know about you, but I always feel extra unglamorous in the standard hospital-issued gowns. They never fit me right, not to mention, there is nothing cute about them (which is really too bad when there are are SO many pictures of you in them after delivery). Plus, even though I’m not too overly OCD about germs, when you stop to think about the fact lots of other people have worn that garment previously, it makes the gowns seem really unglamorous. I’m always extremely eager to get out of them & into my own clothes!
A Labor & Delivery Nurse and Certified Nurse Midwife recognized some of these issues and did something about it–they designed much more stylish gowns! LaborLooks gowns were designed with both moms and hospital providers in mind. They not only provide the same easy access for epidural/iv lines and breastfeeding, but also provide more “back-end” coverage than the standard hospital-issued variety. And, look at the cute fabrics!!
- 100% Cotton with coordinating fabric, border trim, & ribbon ties.
- 3 sizes available: S/M for sizes 0-8, M/L for sizes 10-18, and XL sizes 20-28
- Adjustable ties for better coverage in the back & snap-up sleeves
- A front pocket to keep camera and/or phone handy
- Machine washable
- Made in the USA (designed by moms & hospital professionals)
With being pregnant and prepping for the arrival of baby #3, I was thrilled to have an opportunity to try-out a LaborLooks gown. I love brown & blue together (fitting since this is another boy), so I chose the Kylee Powder gown in size M/L. Here’s how it arrived:
Because the fit is better than the standard-issue gowns, I felt much more comfortable in it. And, there’s not that whole germy issue–much nicer to have something from home! I did have a little trouble tying the ribbons well on my own. Plus, because I’m SO short wasted I had the normal trouble I do with “dresses”, with extra fabric up top (in this case it led to a bit of gaping above the waist on my back). But, those really are the only “issues” I could find with it. It’s got better coverage than the standard gowns, is more comfortable, and looks so much cuter! So, this would definitely make a fun gift for a mom-to-be.
I haven’t decided yet if I would wear it during labor & delivery…or change into it right after delivery. What do you think? What would you do? I’ll definitely have to do an update this summer after I put it to “real” use! 🙂
Disclosure: I received the LaborLooks gown for review purposes as part of Mompact.com. All opinions & experiences are my own.