Once my baby bump grew large enough to require maternity clothes and maternity sleepwear, I made sure to invest in items that were equally cute and comfortable. And ones that could work for both my prenatal and postpartum body.
I found that wearing pretty maternity pieces helped me to feel a little bit more like my “normal” self. This elevated my confidence and allowed me to better enjoy the process of becoming a new mom.
Because of this, I really enjoy helping other moms find practical maternity wear that boosts their self esteem. Items that help them to love and embrace their changing body, but that also work for multiple stages of pregnancy for the sake of saving money.
And while I briefly touch on prenatal and postpartum nightgown options in my maternity capsule wardrobe tutorial, there are just so many different styles and options out there that I decided this topic deserved it’s own post.
That said, below I’ve rounded up the best maternity pajamas I could find that could work from the 2nd trimester through the fourth trimester.
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The Best Prenatal and Postpartum Nightgown Options
Nightgowns (or lounge dresses) are great for everyone, but especially c-section mamas since they’re loose fitting.
However, you have to make sure whatever you buy has easy nursing access if you plan on breastfeeding. You don’t want to have to remove the gown entirely just to feed your new baby, especially during those nighttime feedings. Trust me, you’ll want to get through those as quickly as possible, lol!
That said, here are a few maternity nightgown options that provide good coverage, a relaxed fit, and easy breastfeeding access if you do choose to nurse.
PS: I recommend investing in breastfeeding friendly pieces, even if you’re unsure you’re going to go that route. It’ll save you money if you happen to change your mind.
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Prenatal and Postpartum Nightgown with Short Sleeves
Prenatal and Postpartum Nightgown with Long Sleeves
Prenatal and Postpartum Nightgown with Lace Details
Prenatal and Postpartum Nightgown with Empire Waist
The Best Prenatal and Postpartum Pajama Set Options
Personally, I think that the most comfy pajamas for all trimesters of pregnancy are those that come in two-piece sets.
As far as the prenatal period goes, a two-piece set can serve as cute and comfortable loungewear as well as sleepwear. Obviously it depends on the set you choose, but stores like PinkBlush Maternity have great options that can be styled for day and night! Nobody would even know that they’re meant to be comfortable pajamas.
Two-piece sets also make the best postpartum pajamas because pajama pants help to hold pads in place post delivery. From my experience, mesh underwear only provide light support in this area. That said, wearing pants (specifically more fitted pants), made everything feel far more secure.
Here are some of the best sets I could find for both the colder months and warmer months!
Prenatal and Postpartum Pajama Sets with Long Pants
Prenatal and Postpartum Pajama Sets with Shorts
Prenatal and Postpartum Maternity Robe Set Options
Labor and Delivery Hospital Gown Options
In my hospital bag blog post I mentioned that I purchased my own delivery gown, and TBH I did feel a bit extra for doing so. But honestly, it was the best decision because I ended up living in it for over 24 hours. In hindsight, I wish I would have purchased two of them.
While the hospital-provided delivery gowns are thin and revealing, mine is on the thicker side and provides full coverage. The velcro goes all the way up the front and back, so I could stand up and walk around knowing nothing was showing. At the same time, the doctors and nurses still had easy access for all their poking and prodding as well as post delivery skin-to-skin contact.
That said, I wanted to make sure I mentioned what I think is the best nursing nightgown option for your stay in the maternity ward, and that’s the Kindred Bravely Universal Labor and Delivery Hospital Gown. It truly made my induction and unscheduled c-section so much more comfortable.
Here are a few of the colors/patterns currently available…
I truly hope this post helped you find some cute and functional prenatal and postpartum nightgown options, be it for yourself or someone else. Every pregnant woman truly deserves to feel confident in their beautiful, changing body.
Before you go, be sure to check out these pregnancy-related posts:
- A Practical Mom to be Hospital Bag Checklist (Free Download)
- Looking for Cute and Affordable Petite Maternity Clothes? Start Here!
- Create a Cute Maternity Capsule Wardrobe in 4 Simple Steps
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