How packing your own gown for your delivery can help ease anxiety and stress during labor

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How packing your own gown for your delivery can help ease anxiety and stress during labor

How packing your own gown for your delivery can help ease anxiety and stress during labor 

2020 & 2021 has added an element of uncertainty that no expecting mother could have imagined and  has forced many women to reevaluate and reconsider their birth plan. 

While this experience is supposed to be exciting - entering a hospital in “normal” times can cause a level of anxiety. With the Covid-19 pandemic looming in the air, entering a hospital may cause expecting mothers to worry about the health and safety of themselves and their newborn baby. To help ease any added factors of worrisome during these times I have created a list of items to pack in your hospital bag that can help eliminate your anxiety around exposure to the Covid-19 Virus during your hospital stay. 

Here are 3 items on our must pack list: 

 

1. A 3-in-1 Labor & Delivery Gown: Having one's own Labor & Delivery Gown packed will give a laboring mother the comfort of knowing that their garment has never been previously used. Dressed to Deliver gowns have all the functionality of a standard hospital gown  and are hospital accepted in the (US or CANADA) and were created so that every nurse, doctor or midwife has easy and full accessibility to monitor each Mother and baby.

2. A Post Partum Maternity Robe: Having a robe from home can provide a sense of comfort and calmness after the experience of Labor. A Dressed to Deliver Maternity Robe can allow medical staff access to any monitors or incisions they may need, and provides access for breastfeeding and Skin to skin while making a new Mother feel more at home while in the hospital.  Skin to skin and breastfeeding can ease anxiety for both Mother and baby.

3. Packing a swaddle or blanket from home provides a recognizable scent for your baby and can ease any stress a baby may have. Having a mother swaddle her baby in a garment that was washed at home can help ease any worries of hygiene practices. Bringing a swaddle can also provide the opportunity for nursing staff to show a new mother how to swaddle in a blanket that will be used at home.

Each of these items main purpose is to help make the labor & delivery experience during a pandemic as stress free as possible. 



 




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