Towards the end of my pregnancy, I was sent a Gownie™ by The Pretty Company to review. I’d spotted the Gownies™ before I was even pregnant and thought they were a brilliant idea, so jumped at the chance to review one.
Gownies™ are specially designed for breastfeeding and skin to skin contact in those all important hours after giving birth.
“Gownies™ give you total flexibility, wear them forwards, backwards, two at a time one front and one back – yes its been done! For labour, as a quick throw on after the birth pool, for receiving visitors, Gownies™, maternity wear/birthwear is such a success because it makes you feel less exposed, more confident in a tricky situation, individual and well covered.”
I had intended to wear my Gownie™ for the actual birth, but as you can see from my birth story I didn’t have time to get changed when I was in the hospital, but still, determined to wear my Gownie™, I changed into it after giving birth and after I had my shower. The student midwife who was with me commented on it and said how lovely it was and how it was a really good idea.
Hospital gowns are so unflattering, but the Gownie™ is pretty, made from cotton and has a satin trim, and keeps you covered up as instead of ties, there are press studs all down the back, so there is no gaping. There are also press studs at the front to allow you to have skin to skin and breastfeed. I was wearing it when my in-laws came to visit, and didn’t feel like I was exposed at all.
There are two sizes available for you to choose from based on your pre-pregnancy size, so you are guaranteed to be comfortable and there are plenty of designs to choose from.
If you aren’t sure what to wear when giving birth or for the stay in hospital afterwards, then you should definitely give a Gownie™ a try.
Gownies™ start at £29.99 and are available to buy on their website.
*I was not paid to write this post, however I was provided with a Gownie™ to review, but I have not been told what to write and all opinions are my own.