Honestly, I don’t know what to make of Pretty Pushers. These are disposable designer hospital gowns that pregnant women wear so they look fashionable while giving birth. They come in a bunch of different colors, as well as cute patterns like the “I Dream of Sushi” formal dress featured in this post.
On the plus side, Pretty Pushers are cute and probably more flattering than a regular hospital gown. Most of the reviews of the product I found online say it’s fairly comfortable.
From a practical perspective, however, I question how useful this product really will be. I suspect their target market is naive first time moms who think giving birth is going to be the clean, quick, and pain free experience it looks like on TV. If you’ve actually had a baby before, you know that those TV shows are part of a plot to get women knocked up before they’ve had time to figure out what an actual childbirth experience is like.
When I had my son, I spent most of my time completely naked in the hospital’s birthing tub. (I’m normally the type of person who would prefer to undress in the dark, so flashing my boobs to a room full of strangers is out of character for me. But, when you’re in pain, modesty goes out the window!)
In the first pictures taken of my son and I together, he is exquisitely beautiful and I am a disgusting mess. I had tucked lipstick and a hairbrush in my hospital bag, but I was so tired once my labor was over I didn’t think to fix myself up for the pictures. For me, a Pretty Pushers gown would have been fairly useless.
What do you think? Would you want a Pretty Pushers gown to wear during your labor?