When I was in the hospital to deliver Capri I wore the standard hospital gown during labor and also during my stay in the hospital. I HATED these gowns. I felt like every time I stood up or wanted to go anywhere I was giving everyone a little peep show. And when I was trying to breastfeed Capri wearing one I had to haul the whole thing up and reveal EVERYTHING, or try and pull the should down which I found hard. So over the last few months I have been following Hot Mama Gowns (HMG) on twitter and on facebook. I love the mom that owns and runs HMG because she is beyond generous and LOVES promoting other mom companies, Deidrea is beyond amazing. So I was so happy that I was given the chance to review a Hot Mama Gown.
I love that the gown is pretty and functional. I was sent the Genevieve print and thought it was perfect. I chose to wear my gown for my hospital stay instead of during labor because I knew I would get more use out of it (especially since my labor only lasted 4 hours). But if you do wear it during labor the back has snaps so you don’t show off you bum to the world, but the snaps allow for quick access if you decide to have an epidural.
What I loved most about the gown was the breastfeeding access. The gown has two ribbon drawstrings so you can pull the sides away to allow for easy nursing without super exposure. You can watch a video here about how they work. The gown also has snaps along the shoulders so you can un-snap those and bring one side of the gown down to nurse, which I found worked best for us. I love that it has those different options.
I wish I had more and better pictures of us using it, but Stefan was at home with Capri so I only have a few photos. But you can see some other mama’s photos and thoughts on their gowns by checking out the testimonial page on the HMG website.