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How do I Choose the Best Hospital Maternity Gown?

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  • Written By: Sherry Holetzky
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 16 July 2017
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If you are looking for a custom maternity hospital gown or other similar types of maternity garments, there are key points to consider when choosing one. Size is clearly important in a hospital maternity gown although you may want to choose an adjustable option. An adjustable size gown allows for more or less room, depending on what you need or desire.

While you can wear the standard gown given when you enter the hospital, you may prefer a designer maternity hospital gown. Appearance is important but comfort and convenience are also factors in making such a choice. If you plan to nurse your baby, a hospital maternity gown that allows for easier or more discreet nursing may be a good choice for you.

Rest assured that when choosing a maternity gown there are many more options today than were previously available. Maternity fashion has come a long way; your hospital maternity gown can look and feel great, giving you more confidence when visitors arrive. You will not have to fuss with your clothing but can instead focus on your baby and on enjoying time with your visitors. In addition, those first photos are likely to turn out nicer.

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A hospital maternity gown made of soft, breathable fabric will add to your comfort and help keep your baby comfortable as well when he or she is snuggled up next to you. If you like 100% cotton, it is a good idea to look for pre-washed fabric to avoid shrinkage. You can also find beautiful colors and prints from which to choose when ordering a hospital maternity gown.

Some styles mimic the old fashioned hospital gown look but in more updated styles and better fabrics. Others offer a wrap-around style and there are those that look much more like a dress. Many styles offer attractive embellishments such as lace, ribbon, or sashes. A custom hospital maternity gown generally also provides full back coverage, which most new moms will likely consider a definite plus over the typical open-back hospital gown.

Due to the great fabrics and styles available, a custom maternity hospital gown does not have to be restricted to hospital setting. One can also be worn throughout the pregnancy and even afterward during recovery. In fact, you may want to purchase more than one so you can wear them during your hospital stay, on your trip home, and in the first few days that follow.

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