This weekend I packed my hospital bag so it's ready to go whenever this little lady decides to make an appearance. I'm planning to share a comprehensive list of my hospital bag must-haves, but until then, wanted to share two labor and delivery gowns which I highly recommend. These gowns are specifically designed for labor, delivery, and post-birth, and they’re absolutely essential. I wore this one giving birth to Colette and it was ideal in every way. The key is finding a gown that snaps up the front, as opposed to having a closed front or zipper front. The snaps allow you to unsnap one button at the belly for fetal monitoring during labor and you can also easily unsnap the top for skin-to-skin right after the baby arrives. This version is very similar and is another great option with snaps in front AND back if you plan to or need to get an epidural.