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This event is brought you by our exclusive event sponsor: A Mother’s Boutique!

When you think about it – you prepare quite a bit for pregnancy and for the baby. But how much do you prepare for labor and delivery for yourself? I rarely see moms receiving items at baby showers for their comfort during delivery.

Labor and delivery are the most important part of the forty weeks – it’s the BIG EVENT!! I’m happy to have found companies that cater to making labor and delivery easier, comfortable, and… fabulous-looking! Like Pretty Pushers - they create delivery gowns that add a little glam to your life-changing moment!

They’ve really thought of everything! First, making mamas look great during that exciting birthing moment – I mean, who really enjoys trading their own clothing for a used and scratchy hospital gown? With a halter neck (designed with openings for fetal monitors and epidural access if necessary), these gowns are fashion and function combined. 

And then… you know, labor isn’t always the neatest endeavor – so Pretty Pushers designed their gowns to have no trim, unfinished edges, and few seams – meaning you can easily dispose of the gown – you won’t water/energy washing , and it biodegrades easier.

Pretty Pushers Delivery Gowns are 100% cotton, and come in One-Size and Plus Size – the adjustable tie closures ensure a comfy fit. And seven prints/colors make for fun delivery gown fashion!

Pretty Pushers also makes a comfortable-looking post-partum underwear with great features like a no-elastic drawstring waist, inner pocket for ice packs, and full coverage. You can spare your pretty undergarments those first days of recovery!

I love how Pretty Pushers has “modernized labor” – and guess what, they are a great “made in the U.S.A.” company! Check them out on Facebook and Twitter!

WIN IT: I’ll be picking TWO winners of some Pretty Pushers’ items: 1 winner of a Pretty Pushers gown and 1 winner of post-partum underwear!
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GIVEAWAY RULES: Open US. 18+ to enter/win. Winner will be emailed directly and have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize! Ends 11:59 on July 20, 2012. Fulfillment handled by Pretty Pushers. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook.

Thanks to Pretty Pushers for sending items for review and offering a giveaway! All opinions are my own and 100% honest!

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Annete H.July 20, 2012 - 10:37 pm

Im pregnant with my first. At this time Im beginning Water Aerobics and doing Prenatal Yoga. I have been reading a lot of books and watching videos on childbirth.

Tonya EJuly 20, 2012 - 8:43 pm

I had my hospital bag packed a week before I am due, so when the time come we can get the bag, the boys and leave
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MandyJuly 20, 2012 - 7:59 pm

birthing class and rolled with it!

Leslie TJuly 20, 2012 - 7:45 pm

took a birthing class

Vivian S.July 20, 2012 - 7:23 pm

The first time around the birthing class and newborn care classes helped!

Christina IsaacJuly 20, 2012 - 6:51 pm

Since this is my first baby, I have read every possible thing I can get my hands on, watched every video and asked everyone I know about a billion questions. I have tried to learn everything that I can and I gotta be honest… I still don’t feel prepared at all.

Megan AndrusJuly 20, 2012 - 6:31 pm

My husband and I took a class together (Just to introduce us to the hospital and where we should go and when…)

Amanda G.July 20, 2012 - 6:06 pm

Oh, and I have never gone through labor myself, but was my friend’s bedside buddy during her labor and delivery. So I learned by watching and going to lamaze classes with her.

Amanda G.July 20, 2012 - 6:05 pm

Didn’t know this kind of thing even existed – very cool! :)

Terri Ingham-BollinJuly 20, 2012 - 6:03 pm

Birthing class

Caitlin McClureJuly 20, 2012 - 2:54 pm

I’m due in September and don’t feel really prepared yet! I am reading a lot

Victoria SJuly 20, 2012 - 8:29 am

I prepared by reading a TON of books.
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ginaJuly 19, 2012 - 9:13 pm

Packed my bag ahead of time & thought happy positive thoughts.

TamaraJuly 19, 2012 - 12:09 am

Birthing classes, ate right, exercised, shopped, cooked, packed…. A lot of stuff, lol.
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tamarJuly 18, 2012 - 6:43 pm

well my first came 6 weeks early so I didn’t!!! but my second was somewhat predictable (6 days early) and I packed all my stuff

ErinJuly 18, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Birthing class and relied on family and friends!

Lauren UJuly 18, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Preparing to have my first. I’ve been going to prenatal yoga since I was 20 weeks.

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LindseyJuly 18, 2012 - 9:07 am

I took pre-natal water aerobics classes and walked A LOT to get my body in good shape for labor. T prepare myself mentally I read as many birth stories I could find. That was I felt like no matter what happened I knew what to expect.

EmmaJuly 17, 2012 - 12:51 pm

read lots and lots of books

Ashley T.July 17, 2012 - 10:57 am

I stayed busy to help prepare myself for labor, if I thought about it too much I could literally feel my blood pressure rise from nerves! I don’t think anything can truly prepare you for the physical demands, I just followed what my body was trying to do.

AngieJuly 17, 2012 - 9:31 am

I really didn’t prepare myself…I will be better prepared with our next child though!!

My water broke on my last day of work on my lunch hour….lol…

The interesting thing is the night before(unknowing to me at the time no pre-contractions or anything) I had the urge to pack our hospital bags before I went to bed…lol…looking back my body was telling me I was ready and I was so glad I had I just told my fiance which bags to grab and everything was there..:)

Chasity BoatmanJuly 17, 2012 - 8:54 am

This is my first and I want an all natural birth. So I’ve been reading books, doing research, hiring a doula, taking labor and delivery classes, and prenatal yoga.

Sarah HullJuly 17, 2012 - 12:28 am

For my first pregnancy, I took the hospitals birthing class….it was ok, but I don’t think it really helped all that much. The nurses were more helpful in the moment. This time, I’m hoping to be able to take a Bradley Method class. Hopefully it helps me be better prepared to handle delivery well! :)
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GiannaJuly 17, 2012 - 12:06 am

After six it’s pretty much pack a bag and leave it in the car. I know what to do with the rest LOL.

Cheryl RahkonenJuly 16, 2012 - 8:59 pm

I had everything packed then would unpack it, rewash it, repack it – I did this every week for about 2 months. I always prepared (washed and packed) enough clothes and accessories for sextuplets (lol).
For myself, I always waited to the last minute to pack anything. Then when it got time for labor and delivery, I always prayed – and I still think prayer is the best preparation.

erika murrayJuly 16, 2012 - 1:16 pm

first time around I took classes and watched movies. this time I’m taking prenatal yoga throughout the pregnancy

Ashley SuzanneJuly 16, 2012 - 10:47 am

Seeing how I do not have children or have ever gone through L&D, I have learned a good bit about it, through reading blogs, and talking with other mommies. I would love to win this for a friend.
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CristenJuly 15, 2012 - 10:09 pm

We prepared by reading lots of books and talking to friends and family about birth and labor.

tam childersJuly 15, 2012 - 6:43 pm

i read a lot of books and took prenatal classes.

Beth ReesJuly 15, 2012 - 6:18 pm

I prepared with my first by taking classes but we ended up having an emergency c section due to placental abruption. The second I walked everyday and read every book I could about natural childbirth and VBAC’s. We were able to have an unmedicated VBAC at 40 +3 days when my water broke. Definitely attribute it to the preparation and the Bradley class we took

ChristineJuly 15, 2012 - 12:08 pm

I read a tons of books, Internet search and talking to family members.
Thanks for the chance!

Monica PelletierJuly 14, 2012 - 3:03 pm

We prepared for #1 by taking Bradley classes. We really haven’t done a whole lot to prepare for #2. I bought a new diaper bag and my ladies are throwing me a sprinkle tomorrow. 8 weeks until D day so I better start doing something!

samyraJuly 13, 2012 - 10:12 pm

I rented a film from the library. It was so out of date.

KariJuly 12, 2012 - 11:36 pm

We focused a lot on preparing for the baby’s arrival and getting things ready around the home. We also took 12 weeks of birth classes and read a lot of books. :)
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JamieJuly 12, 2012 - 6:54 pm

I just found out I’m expecting and I have no idea how to prepare! I’m assuming I’ll learn over the coming months :)

KatrinaJuly 12, 2012 - 2:53 pm

The first time I read a lot of books, and talked to other moms. This time I’m not really doing a whole lot. =)
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ElizabethJuly 11, 2012 - 9:15 pm

The first time – packing bag, birth plan, read books, kegel exercises, etc., etc. etc. After nothing went well the first time around, the second time: I just showed up :)

Carrie PhelpsJuly 11, 2012 - 6:38 am

I packed my bag ahead of time and prepped my husband for the middle of the night awakening!

Stephanie HJuly 11, 2012 - 2:47 am

I helped my BFF prepare by having her go to an L&D class. I also talked with her about several different options for labor and delivery. I was there from all of her labor and delivery we used aroma therapy, massage, and meditation. I suggest limiting who is in the L&D room if your husband is a worry wart I would have him along with a close friend who shares your views and can support you through this beautiful yet difficult time in your life. Doulas are nice but sometimes a well educated friend can do what they would do for free.

Stephanie HJuly 11, 2012 - 2:43 am

Since I have never had labor I can just tell you as a nurse and a person who has helped more than one woman through labor and Delivery. The first was my sister and since this was a really rough time I didn’t get to do much because so many people were in the room, grandma, aunts.

Amanda AlvaradoJuly 11, 2012 - 12:10 am

With my first, we went through the Lamaze classes – didn’t help at all! LOL I ended up having a c-section because ds’s heart rate kept dropping after 13 hrs of labor! With dd, we were planing a VBAC but I still didn’t do much preparing – I went into labor on the day of my baby shower 2.5 wks early! LOL Luckily I had my bag packed already! :-) Dh and I had started walking every evening too so maybe that’s why I went early!

ChristyJuly 10, 2012 - 9:15 pm

I packed ahead of time and went to a childbirth class.

Felicia RJuly 10, 2012 - 8:52 pm

I tried to read about what to expect with labor and have my bag and the baby’s bag packed and ready to go for when the time came.

Anne PerryJuly 10, 2012 - 8:14 pm

I am this time around!! I am taking a hypno class
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fancygrlnancy (Nancy Partin)July 10, 2012 - 5:16 pm

For my first I didn’t really know what to do to prepare. I over packed and then had pillows with my bag. I didn’t take any gowns with me, but I’d like to for this time.

Anna HJuly 10, 2012 - 11:50 am

With our first, we went to a birth class and read plenty of books. I’m also a labor&delivery nurse, as well as a lactation consultant, so I felt like I had a pretty good idea of what I was in for. :)
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Tracie BrownJuly 10, 2012 - 11:36 am

I went on evening walks every night and talked with friends on what to expect.

Danielle SJuly 10, 2012 - 10:54 am

I’ve always (pregnant with #4) made sure I had an activity to keep me busy and my mind off it. It works until I start transition, which hits and generally moves me Pretty quickly (I go from 4-5 cm to 10 in an hour, regardless of how long I’m in early labor).

tessJuly 10, 2012 - 9:43 am

prepare- i had no idea what i was in for- i figured the nurses would help me breathe- NOPE- they didnt tell me how and i didnt ask- i coluldnt breathe at all..

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Anne-MarieJuly 10, 2012 - 8:52 am

I’m taking a birthing class and talking to lots of moms who’ve done this already! (I’m due in October.)
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Kimberly SchotzJuly 10, 2012 - 8:29 am
Bekah KuczenskiJuly 10, 2012 - 8:27 am

I read lots and went to birthing classes

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