I just wore the hospital gown, so I didn't have to worry about cleaning anything. Was ok with me. However, if you wanted to wear something of your own, I know that there is an organic birthing wrap you can buy by womana. It allows for quick easy access for skin to skin contact once your baby in born. It is easy to move in and be monitored in. Advertised as "Feel feminine at home or in hospital knowing you are fully covered when you want to be". I like the idea, but thought at the end of the day, I would rather use the hospital gown due to the mess involved. I recon you should wear what you feel comfortable in.