Sunday, December 14, 2008


Check out for an awesome giveaway! She is not only giving away a laborlooks gown- but she is giving away a ton of other things too!!


Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Season?

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving- I know I did!

I finally was able to meet with my sister and go through piles and piles of gorgeous hospital gowns and send out some more shipments. Who would have thought that could be fun?

I also wanted to remind you that you have 24 more days until Christmas and this is that perfect gift for the expecting mother. If you are worried that you won't get the right design for her- well, we do exchanges and we also do GIFT CERTIFICATES!

So click on over to and pick out that gown or gift certificate for the mama to be :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Hospital Gown Humor

I found this hilarious cartoon today and I thought it would relate well to our hospital gowns. While this would never happen in real life (haha--- did you hear the sarcasm dripping from my mouth?!), it actually doesn't happen when you wear a laborlooks hospital gown.
The reason behind this is because our gowns tie on the SIDE and we have a size that will fit you!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Question for the midwife? Part 1

I have recently received emails regarding midwives. Most women were asking why we were making hospital gowns if I deliver babies at home in the bathtub? Well, there is a slight misconception within the general public about what midwives are and what we do.

There are different types of midwives. There are "lay midwives" with no formal training whatsoever- these were important back in the old days when it was really just someone who watched someone give birth once and they helped- since women during the old days didn't always have someone to help- but these lay midwives are generally considered unsafe now.
Another kind of midwife is a "licensed midwife" they go through formal training and they deliver babies at home during an apprenticeship. Many are fabulous but they almost always deliver babies at home. They do have to meet certain criteria in order to get licensed.
"Certified Professional Midwives" (CPMs) have further training and take the LM a step further. Each state has different rules on how these midwives may practice, but most also deliver at home or at birth centers.
and finally, "Certified Nurse Midwives" (CNMs) are Registered Nurses to begin with who usually go on to get their masters degree with a specialty in midwifery. They delivery babies at the hospital, possibly in the home, and at birth centers. The majority can write prescriptions and work together with physicians. They are trained in normal, but good ones can very quickly identify when medical interventions are necessary. This is true with the other types of midwives as well.
As you can tell, I am somewhat biased in believing CNMs are the best kind of midwives, but please when selecting your care providers for your general women's health or your pregnancy trust the person you decide to go with. I have seen AMAZING licensed midwives and not so amazing certified nurse midwives. So just because of the initials after the name doesn't mean one is better than the other.
However, CNMs deliver babies in the hospital- and since I am selling hospital gowns--- well, you get the picture.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Do you really NEED a reason?

Just in case your husband or boyfriend or partner or mother or sister or friend isn't convinced that you NEED a Laborlooks hospital gown, here are the top 10 REASONS why you should get that gown:

1. Sanitary- yes, the hospital gowns have been bleached about 1 billion times, but you just feel better in something that you know you washed yourself.

2. Makes for WAY better pictures... now we know your partner may never admit it... but that preggo face isn't gonna be so hot on your baby's first birthday when you pull out the photo album... at least with a laborlooks gown you look stylish

3. The matching receiving blankets will make it easier to spot your baby in the nursery-- all those big eyed stranger kids and grandparents staring in the windows to try and find their baby will look at you in your gown and realize that the most beautiful bundle of joy in the nursery is...alas...not their kin... but your newborn baby. (hello- relatives and friends will already be able to tell- it is the strangers you want to impress- right?)

4. I would way rather bring home a hospital gown as remembrance than the baby's foreskin (remember Meet the Fockers?!)

5. When your partner drops off the baby at the nursery at 3:00 am and comes back to the dark room he won't mistake you for the woman in the next room over because you are wearing something totally unique!

6. It will be smelling like the baby and mommy which you can bring home and let the dogs/pets smell in order to get used to the scent-- much better than stealing a hospital blanket (believe it or not, the hospital blankets aren't yours to keep!)

7. The snaps make for easy breastfeeding without the embarrassing slits in the front of the hospital gown which do make for easy access, but also are often the culprits of peek-a-boo when you least expect it. (this is a good one to point out for those jealous dads who are already upset that "their boobies" are being stolen by a newborn- let alone the weirdos walking down the hall who might accidentally get a peak.)

8. I don't think I mentioned how the gown ties on the side... speaking of peak-a-boo... this prevents those embarrassing moments of waddling down the hall with a makeshift pad as big as a diaper... and your other child (or random rude kid) is wondering out-loud how they make diapers that big.

9. It doesn't cost as much as a wedding dress (or a prom dress or church dress for that matter)- and almost as much planning has gone into this big day of bringing a child into the world as was spent planning your wedding or other big event.

10. and finally if you haven't convinced whoever you are trying to convince- just look at them with those big sweet eyes, rub your belly tenderly, and remind them of how much freakin pain you are about to go through to bring this bundle of joy into the world- so you might as well get one awesome hospital gown out of it!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Our Gowns are selling!

Our gowns are selling and now we want your stories!! Our website has new pictures of the gowns listed as well.
Check it out.

Friday, October 31, 2008


I know the company is small and our blog is just starting, but we are having our first CONTEST! This contest is a fun one. Send us your pictures of those regular old boring hospital gowns.... the grungier the better. Show us the holes, tears, stains, and broken snaps that remind us all why we need (or just really want) our OWN hospital gowns!The winner with the best picture (obviously subjective~ sorry) will receive their choice of hospital gown for free! Even if you don't need one in the near future... I know you have a friend that would love this as a baby shower gift!!
Please submit all entries to or They must be your own photographs with no copyrights on them because we just might use them for a slideshow on the blog!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Welcome to LaborLooks

What is LaborLooks?
Laborlooks is a new company started by a Labor and Delivery Nurse and a Certified Nurse Midwife. We found a need and we are trying to fill it!

When you arrive at the hospital, either in labor, for a planned c-section, an induction, your water is broken, or for observation you are handed a generic blue and white hospital gown.

If you are lucky this gown has ties. If you are lucky you only need one to cover your behind. If you are lucky it has only been used and worn by 50 or so other women in your position. If you are lucky there are no holes, rips, or unidentifiable stains.

As hospital workers we have often smiled and pretended that these kind of gowns never are given to patients and we act shocked and embarassed when we hand you one that appears to have gone through the shredder/trashcan/biohazard/landfill/etc.

So we have come up with a solution. An affordable, stylish hospital gown. It has all of the features necessary for any potential hospital plan. Hoping that it will lead to beautiful pictures when you bring the most beautiful child into the world.