Pretty Pushers and our disposable delivery gowns are my dream; 4 years in the making. I gave birth to both of my children in these gowns and want all of our customers’ experiences to be as great as mine and so many like me. This is personal! I wore the Sushi Gown for the birth itself (it got SO messy and was glad to throw it away!) and then put on the coffee gown afterward and all of the staff loved it!
The main point of the Pretty Pushers gown…it’s supposed to do its job…look fashionable, function during labor (hence the monitor opening and low cut back for the epidural), and then be thrown away.
I am very involved in every step of the manufacturing of our products and want to take this opportunity to detail the many facets of the gown I love so much:
Style: Just because the gown is disposable, doesn’t mean it has to be lacking in style. This gown truly is adorable; A great way to make those delivery photos stand out amongst the crowd and make mom feel like the star she really is!
Function: All the knots can be untied and adjusted if need be. And if the slit in the front of the gown for the monitor seems too large (this makes sense when you’re on the labor bed with 2 monitors strapped around your belly!), all you have to do is pull the ties in the front passed the actual tie (so that you’re sort of pulling the dress in with the tie itself), and then you can walk around without feeling ‘exposed’!
There are of course lots of companies that have manufactured ‘delivery gowns’ with lots of buttons or satin trims that cost upwards of $80…but really, what is the point of bringing such a gown to wear during such a messy experience when the hospital won’t wash it for you, and otherwise it would sit soiled in a bag for 36+ hours until you get home?
Environmentally Conscious: It is very important to us that if we are going to offer a disposable product, it really has to be ‘disposable’…and able to break down easily in landfills. So…that is why there are only a couple of seams and no hems, pure 100% cotton knit, and dyed with water-based materials. Yes, we could have made a gown with buttons and spandex and overlocked seams…but that would take 10 years to break down – not 5 months.
Made In USA: We get pressured all the time to take production to China or India, (like many big-box chains), but frankly I’d rather struggle for a few years than to think that I’d fed into this horrible recession, as I think that’s the core of how this whole financial mess got started….greedy American companies shipping our jobs away.
The point is this: If you decide to purchase a gown from Happy Mama Gifts, I am certain that you will love the product and can feel secure in knowing that, although this is a gorgeous delivery gown that you will appreciate in memory for years to come, you are also making a social and economically sound decision. I appreciate your business. Enjoy!