Maternity Wear: The Water Birth Wardrobe
Preparing the birth plan for my fast approaching due date, I’ve decided a water birth sounds ideal for me. I don’t cope with pain particularly well and have a long suffering history of painful periods and chronic pain, so all the positive stories I keep reading about water births encourage me to give this method a go.
Even though an epidural previously sounded the most obvious choice, I began to realise it wasn’t going to address all the issues that most concerned me. Having pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain (PGP) on top of my pre-existing sacroiliitis and fibromyalgia, it didn’t seem the wisest decision to use a drug that would prevent me from gauging my pain and comfort thresholds.
So once I decided that a water birth was right for me I quickly realised I needed to consider my labour wear. With most advice suggesting a loose nightie or old t shirt for labouring in, something more suitable for the water is necessary for the pool. Whatever I wear, I need it to be bump accommodating and full bust friendly too.
Thinking about being in pain, there’s a high likelihood that clothing will be the furthest from my mind on the day, and quite possibly, the last thing I want on my body, so I’m quite prepared for the fact I may end up stark naked without giving two hoots. And I may not even give birth in the pool, as many women end up moving to the bed after labouring in the water. But I want to make sure I have my options, so packing something easy to wear that’s lightly supportive, ideally wire-free and quick drying was the next hospital bag essential to tick off the list.
Here are a few options to wear both in and out of the birthing pool
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Cake Maternity Shake Tankini
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Freya Freestyle Crop Top
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Hot Milk My Necessity Bra
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Anita Mavea Maternity Tankini
Sizes C-F / 30-38
Mamalicious Active Fit Vest Top
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Kinky Knickers Lace Bralet
Hot Milk My Everyday Camisole
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Freya Pier Tankini
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LesleyMarch 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm
You have selected some really nice maternity products here and I particularly like the Mamalicious Active Fit Vest Top.