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Dar-A-Luz Birthing Gown

Dar-A-Luz Birthing Gown: Ga Ga or Gag?

There are plenty of indignities that come with childbirth — from the parade of people who come to check on you to the bodily functions that you'd prefer not to perform while in public. For those that consider peek-a-boo hospital gowns to be a humiliating part of the process, designer Daniela Corte created the Dar-A-Luz maternity gown ($98) that gets mama-to-be from contractions to the delivery room.

Made of 100 percent organic cotton the dress does feature the all-important rear ties of a traditional hospital gown, but is more discreet, softer and fashionable. Given the mess that typically accompanies childbirth, would you pay this price to look nice during labor?

keeper13 keeper13 9 years
I have better ways to waste 100 dollars
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 9 years
i like it but the one that Tori Spelling wore while giving birth to her daughter was 100x cuter!
runningesq runningesq 9 years
Really? Someone would pay almost $100 for a dress to DELIVER a baby in? I would think women would be concered with health (theirs and the baby's) and comfort.
katedavis katedavis 9 years
emilyinfini- The medical staff needs access to your chest and back (to hear your breathing, and for an epidural...). You'd be hiking it up to your neck. Not to mention, the last thing you want to do every time someone comes to check on you or when it's time to push is hiking your skirt up to your waist.
emmebeth emmebeth 9 years
Why not just bring a short nightgown and hike it up when the time comes?
Greggie Greggie 9 years
No thanks. Not that I ever have to do labor again anyway, but when I did no one else was allowed in except my husband and hospital personnel anyway. I'm just not a "I need friends here during labor" type of person. So I really couldn't have cared less how I was dressed. For recovery I just bring cute pajamas.
Mommy-of-Three Mommy-of-Three 9 years
I wore the hospital gown during labor & delivery. I wore two - one over my back like a robe to keep me covered when I got up. Then afterwards I wore my own nursing nightgown I had brought with from home for my hospital stay. I can't see spending the money on something that's just going to get all messy and probably stained. I wonder if it washes well or is intended for one use only.
nevadamtnbear nevadamtnbear 9 years
Not for me. The delivery process is not a place I'm worried about appearance. It's all about practicality and I really had no problem with the hospital issue gown ... and I didn't have to worry about the laundry. Postpartum, I brought VERY comfy clothes with me and as soon as I got my shower I was in my lounge pants, a nursing friendly tank with a cozy cardigan sweater if I got chilly. I was comfortable, but most importantly, I felt as close to *normal* as I could given the circumstances. This next time around, I'll repeat the same - new jersey lounge pants, nursing top (though, it won't be a tank since I'm delivering in January this time around), and a cardigan.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
I wouldn't pay that price, but I would consider making my own for post-delivery recoop. Something in a jersey knit could be cool, and you c ould modify it for BFing, etc.
katedavis katedavis 9 years
The Peanut Shell just started making "hospital gowns." Theirs are a little more hopital gown-y looking than these and are $89. They have snap down panels for nursing, but I guess with this one you can just pull down the soft fabric for nursing. I don't think I would pay so much just for something for labor. When I had my son there was a woman in this beautiful lacy night gown thing after she had her daughter. I thought it must be nice to have something for after that you feel good in.
meandtheo meandtheo 9 years
before having a baby I would have been "ga ga" over this. I probably would have bought it and wore it to the hospital. But after the fact, NO WAY! Labor does weird things to your body and I was hot, then cold, in the hospital gown out of the gown, in my bra, out of my bra, under the sheets, out of the sheets. I was so happy that all I had to do was have my husband untie the gown and pull it off...and then there is the mess, i will spare the details, but again, NO WAY!
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