4. Gown(s)

For a natural birth, most hospitals will permit you to give birth in your own gown if you prefer. Just be warned, giving birth isn't the cleanest thing, so it's not wise that you do so in your new gowns.

Whether you give birth in your own gown or not, I do recommend taking your own gown to wear for the remainder of your hospital stay. They're much more comfortable and allow the coverage on both front and back. Plus, if you're breastfeeding, a breastfeeding nightgown will make it much easier to nurse than having to basically disrobe just to feed your baby.

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