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Labor & Delivery Customer Testimonials & Reviews

Annie & Isabel Designer Hospital Gowns for Pregnancy and Delivery

Read what some of our beautiful new mommy customers have said about wearing their very own Annie & Isabel hospital gown.

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Leticia

"I wanted to let you know I absolutely loved my designer Annie and Isabel hospital gown. Your blue "Isabel" gown made me feel so glamorours after giving birth. The hospital staff at Sutter, along with my friends and family commented that I didn't look like I had just been through hours of labor. The gown made me feel beautiful. Thanks for creating a wonderful garment for new mothers. Brenda Bisharat's beautiful photos really helped capture my job of becoming a mother for the first time. I can't thank you enough for making my special day even more memorable. I loved the gown so much, I have the picture of me and my sweet Maxton on my Facebook profile." 

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Amy

"I can't even begin to express my love for my Annie & Isabel gown. My hubby and I lost 6 month twins where I stayed in the hospital for a month and lived in my normal dreary hospital gown. So when we were blessed on our 9th cycle of IVF with another little miracle I couln't have been more excited to receive the most AMAZING gift from a dear friend and fellow devoted Annie & Isabel fan. It was the biggest HIT at my shower and had the entire room in ooooh's and ahhh's! I was so excited to slip in on afte rmy c-section. It truly made me feel like a million bucks and I loved how bright and cheery it made me feel! Annie & Isabel, you truly made our most amazing experience in life a million times more exciting! All thanks to you!!" 

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Ashlee 

"It might sound silly that something like a hospital gown could affect the hospital experience so much, but for me, it truly did. After a c-section, nice hours of puking, and lost of other awkward things happening to my body, a beautiful hospital gown made all the difference. While my heart was full of joy after Everett was born, I was also incredibly happy to be looking halfway decent. And let's be honest, those poor nurses look at the ugliest hospital gowns all day. I could tell my pretty gowns weren't just making me happy, they were putting smiles on the nurses' faces too."
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Erica

"I had my first child before Annie and Isabel launched so I did not get to wear one of their special gowns for the birth of my first child. I always knew that if I was lucky enough to get pregnant again that I wanted to treat myself to one of their beautiful gowns. It took 3 years before I was able to order my gown, but I was delighted to welcome my beautiful daughter, Lilah, into this world in style. I felt so pretty in my Anita gown and I love that I’m wearing such a cute pattern in all of the pictures from that special day. Thank you Selena and Anna for making all of us mamas feel so great on our big day."

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Allison

"I just want to take a moment and thank you again for your wonderful gowns. I've used them in 4 hospital stays, and they have helped to brighten my days as an inpatient. It's great to know that everything is tastefully covered and that I'll have something bright and pretty on when visitors stop by!"

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Jessica

"My Annie & Isabel gown made me feel-dare I say-pretty- even after having a baby. Thank you! I LOVE the gown!" 

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Melissa

"Of all the many gifts I received for my daughter's birth, the ones I ended up cherishing the most were my 2 Annie & Isabel hospital gowns! I wore them for four days at the hospital and got lots of compliments from the nursing staff, and then I continued to wear them at home because they were so nursing friendly. I had no idea I would appreciate them as much as I did, it was great to feel like I was wearing something cute at a time when the rest of me felt super beat up! I am very greatful to my friends for giving them to me."

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Jenn

"My husband bought me an Annie & isabel gown after being admitted for bleeding with placenta previa at 34 weeks knowing I would be in the hospital until our baby boy had arrived. I was on complete bed rest for 4 days until the bleeding became uncontrolled. That's when they rushed me to the OR to do an emergency c-section. My baby boy was 35 weeks. He is our little miracle baby! I was so happy to have such a beautiful gown to wear while I was in the hospital. It made the super uncomfortable days seem a little brighter!! Thank you Annie & Isabel for your dedication to provide beautiful gowns!"

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Christina

"I was so excited when I opened my designer Annie & Isabel hospital gown my husband surprised me with! I had mentioned to him how I didn't want to wear the plain generic hospital issued gown and I really wanted "The Annie" gown since I was having a little girl. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my gown. I received so many compliments from the nurses, doctors, food service employees, friends and family. The only negative thing I can say was that I was very mad at myself for not thinking ahead and ordering TWO gowns for my hospital stay. I won't make that mistake the next time. Thank you so much for thinking outside the box and creating such beautiful gowns that make any mommy-to-be feel so glamourous on such a very special and important day!"

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KK

"It was a joy to wear my Annie & Isabel "Susan" gown for the birth of my second daughter. I felt beautiful, and that's saying a lot for a mama giving birth! Everyone who came to my room loved my gown and I got so many comments and compliments fromt the nursing staff on how functional and stylish it was...and they were right! I loved that I could still get up and walk around and be completely covered. The gown was comfy and with the ribbon ties and snaps in the back I could be covered to get up and around. It was also easy for frequent feedings and perfect for the nurses to do everything they needed to do."

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Becky & Joe

"After seeing the Annie and Isabel gowns at Best of Sacramento, my wife had implied as to which one she would like if we were to get one for our daughter's delivery.  (We were 4 months pregnant at the time) I purchased the gown as one of my wife's Christmas presents.  Upon opening it Christmas morning, my wife said "look baby girl, now I'm ready for delivery." I worked with Anna and Selena from the company and they helped me to pick the right size and confirmed that I had ordered the right print. Enclosed was an offer for Brenda Bisharat Photography to come to the hospital and do a free photo shoot with our newborn.  She was so amazing and was able to capture many amazing photos. We wound up buying quite a few pictures from her because we liked so many but it was definitely difficult to narrow our selection down!"

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Janelle

"On Wednesday, May 11, at 11:19 AM I gave birth by cesearean to James Harrison Miller III. For the actual surgery I wore the standard over used and abused hospital issued gown. Right before I went in for surgery I showed my operating room (OR) nurse my gown. I wanted her to know that I had it, because she had mentioned that they would change my gown before taking me to my permanent room after recovery room. She was in awe of course! After my beautiful birth exerience...and my recovery room time was fulfilled...I finally got to put on my "Annie" gown. I instantly felt special with it on. Who doesn't like to feel special on such a wonderful day?! I was larger than life, swelled up with fluid, amped up on pain meds, hair a hot frizzy uncombed mess...but yet I still felt pretty, unique, and special in my Annie & Isabel gown. I feel so connected with the 2 owners of this company that I truly feel that they have joined in and became a part of the intimate experience of the birth of our 3rd son."

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Christine

"When I found out I was pregnant for the third time, I knew I needed an Annie & Isabel hospital gown. Being able to put on my own gown, that no one else had worn before made me feel so beautiful and special. When I arrived at the hospital I was already in labor so as soon as my third son Ayden was born, I went to clean up and put on my Susan gown! When I came out of the bathroom the nurses and midwife all asked me where I got such a beautiful gown and I told them about Annie & Isabel.One nurse mentioned that she had another mother who also wore on a few months back. They all thought it was such a great idea and I completely agree. Being able unbutton both sleeves for skin to skin contact and breastfeed without having to take off the whole gown completely was worth it. I hope my next Annie & Isabel gown will be a shade of pink!" 

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Martha

"I'm a fashionista and I recently bought this gown for my best friend Marni (pictured right), and I ordered the Annie gown for my birth back in 2011 (pictured left). When I have another baby, I'm going to buy one more because I love the quality and style!

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Crystal, Paige, & Jessica

We love this story!! We have an amazing customer Danielle, who buys Annie & Isabel gowns as her go-to gift for her girlfriends having babies! Great friend, right?! Danielle bought friends Paige an Annie gown and Jessica a Susan gown. Paige and Jessica bought their friend Crystal a gown after recieving theirs and they decided that they would all share their gowns!! Crystal had her baby Elijah first via C-section, so it was so great she had three gowns for her extended hospital stay! Then Paige and Jessica were up... but, this is where the story gets unreal!!! Here is what Paige told us,

"Jessica and I were lucky to have gotton our gowns as a gift from a dear friend. Honestly, at first we thougth that it was a little crazy to bring your own gown, but they were so cute that we bought one for our girlfriend Crystal who was having a C-section a month before us. So, now in our group we had three adorabel gowns! After Crystal delivered her Elijah, Jessica and I were ready to have our daughters. We were even more lucky and amazed that we had our daughters, my third and her second, 14 hours apart!!! In pure Jessica and Paige fashion we managed to have our nurses connect and share a maternity suite!! Crazy, right?!! Out girlfriends were able to come visit us in 347A & B and share in toasting our new little beauties. We rocked our A&I gowns and created memories that will last a lifetime. Who gets to share a maternity room with their business partner, friend of 9 years, and one of my daughters soon to be besties?!! This was my third baby and it was a great start to making sure I "got ready" even in the hospital, being able to "get dressed" and feel like we had some color. It was refreshing, even if the girls didn't participate in sleeping that night...which they didn't! Thank you for such an amazing product."

Crystal with Elijah born 7/30/12

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Paige with Chelsea Paige 9/20/12 @ 5:30pm

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Jessica with Emily Irene 9/21/12 @ 7:30am

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Leia

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Amy

"I have given Annie & Isabel gowns to a bunch of my friends as gifts, and was thrilled when it was my turn to receive and wear one! It was comfortable, cute, and functional. I gave birth to Charlotte in Switzerland and I was definitely the most stylish new mom during my 5 day hospital stay. (Yes, 5 days…that's Europe for you!)"

Amy & Charlotte, born May 29th, 2012

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Ellen

"I absolutely loved wearing my "Annie" hospital gown as we welcomed our new daughter, Vivian Ella, into the world. And not just because it was pink!  So much of the hospital experience is uncomfortable -- from the gowns given upon arrival to the bed you're expected to sleep in.  It was such a pleasure to wear something bright and beautiful (yet comfy!) as I shared our precious daughter with friends and family who came to visit."

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Meredith

"I knew I wanted to wear and Annie and Isabel gown for my second child's birth. I selected the Susan months before our baby was born and knew it would be just right for making me feel great during labor and delivery. When I checked into triage and asked my husband to help me put the gown on, the nurse came in and said, "Oh my goodness, that's the cutest gown I've ever seen. Where did you get it?" She proceeded to call in 3 other nurses and they all gushed about it. A few hours later, when the anesthesiologist arrived he said, "Did I miss the room where they're handing out the cool gowns today? Where did you get that?" Everyone who came into my room absolutely raved about the gown, and when I told them where I got the gown, they all said you should sell them at CPMC. Aside from everyone around loving it, I loved it. I knew I had washed my own gown, and that I could snuggle my newborn baby with a clean mommy hug. The nurses tried everything to keep it clean during delivery, and it was actually pretty clean even at the end. I love the photos from our son's birth and feel like I look so beautiful and happy in my gown.

My dad is a doctor, and when he showed his colleagues the photos of our son's birthday, once again, all the doctors and nurses said, "Where did your daughter get that awesome gown?" Keep it up. You are making such a difference in making women feel comfortable and beautiful."

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Mindy

 "Wow, what a difference a cute hospital gown makes! My third (and final) baby was born on May 26, 2010. Due to my previous c-sections, we knew when baby #3 would arrive, but we did not know if we were having a boy or girl. Our first two children are girls. Secretly we hoped for a boy, but another girl would have been great too. So, needless to say, when my husband joyfully announced in the operating room, "It's a BOY!" we were thrilled! I spent four days in the hospital recovering from my c-section and bonding with baby Joey. Baby Joey and I had several visitors during those days. I could not have been more grateful to be wearing my cute Annie and Isabel designer hospital gown. Our friends and family all commented on the gown. Just about all the moms said, "I wish I had a pretty gown when my babies were born!" Thanks Kelli for the thoughtful gift & thanks to Annie and Isabel for making my baby boy's arrival even more memorable!"

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Jami

"I felt so pretty in my Annie & Isabel hospital gown. And... oh my word did I receive so many comments about how beautiful and unique my gown was from family, friends, and nurses! One day I even had a nurse pull in a few more ladies just to show off my gown to them. Thank you so much for starting Annie & Isabel and blessing so many of us with your stunning designs."

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Karen

"Thankfully I follow Annie & Isabel on my Facebook, because I was reminded about their delivery gowns close to my due date with my daughter. I ordered my Annie gown almost immediately after on Oct 13th and received my gown on Oct 14th. Talk about efficiency!! I washed and packed my gown weeks before my due date and was getting more excited about having my baby girl, probably because I was getting excited to wear my Annie gown! Then, on the day of my delivery, I didn’t wear my gown right away because I didn’t want it to get soiled! Luckily, I got to wear it during the rest of my stay and got so many compliments from family and UCSF doctors and nurses. Anyone who has to spend time in a hospital deserves to look cute and stylish in an Annie & Isabel gown. Get yours today!"

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Tiffany Darlyn

"On August 25th 20ll I gave birth to a handsome baby boy! During my hospital stay I wore this gorgeous gown from Annie and Isabel called "The Susan" This gown was so great because it allowed me to be fashionable and feel good while I was there! I was able to walk around the hospital without my "behind" showing because the tie that is on the gown covered my entire body. When the nurses came to do my vitals, my arms were free! As you can see in one of the pictures below I was also able to breast feed my son because the easy access buttons on the shoulder allowed me to do so! This gown also has a pocket on the side in case you would like to hold things close to you! I got so many compliments in the hospital from my nurses, everyone LOVED IT!" 

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Amy

"Although I am a little sleep deprived and seem to have much less free time on my hands, I definitely wanted to comment about the gown that Marie got me. I absolutely loved it! I think its safe to say that hospital gowns are not attractive, so putting on my pink polk-a-dot gown actually made me feel cute, even after 30 exhausting hours of labor.

I loved the fact that it closed completely in the back so I could walk to halls without worry and the shoulder snaps allowed me to easily nurse my new little one. I had originally planned to wear a night gown that I had brought, but once I had my Annie & Isabel gown on, I never gave the night gown a second thought.

I received so many compliments on it from all the staff at the hospital. When we were home, my husband had just finished the laundry and was folding the gown and even he started going on about how great it was. He turned to me and said, "Don't you feel like you should promote these?" I definitely do, so given how many of my girlfriends are pregnant right now, you can be sure to hear from me again soon. This will be my go-to gift for them!"

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Cyndi

"I am a petite woman and to have this gown fit me was great. The material was light and the back closing ribbons are perfectly placed so you are not showing off all the assets. I felt pretty and I looked different from the rest of the patients. In fact, all the nurses were complimenting me on how cute my gown was!Thank you Annie & Isabel for making such a good quality gown that a girl can feel sassy in even after giving birth!"

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Barbara

"Being a mom of two boys, I was sprinkled with everything blue. When we found out we were expecting a baby girl you can only imagine how crazy we went with pink! One of my favorite gifts was from a dear college friend, Jill - it was a designer pink and black polka dot Annie & Isabel gown. I was so excited to wear this on the day I was going to meet my daughter! I felt feminine, comfortable, fashionable and clean. All the nurses at Stanford complimented me on the gown and couldn't believe how darling it was. They kept saying I shouldn't walk around the hallways because all the other moms delivering would get jealous! I will never forget those first moments cradling our new daughter, Grace, in my arms wearing the Annie and Isabel gown. Thank you for being a part of the most important day of my life!"
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Shannon

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Tara

"I'd recommend Annie & Isabel gowns to anyone seeking quality, comfort, and style. I love the fabrics…all so cheerful. They make great gifts too!!"

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Julissa  

Julissa Ortiz, of Good Day Sacramento, wore the Susan gown to welcome the birth of her first child Natalia.

"I couldn't wait to wear my sassy hospital gown!! It was washed and packed weeks before going to the hospital. Having my very own gown for the birth of my first baby girl only added to this special experience. After 16 exhausting hours of labor, the Annie & Isabel gown made me feel pretty and so sassy! It was so much more comfortable that the worn out hospital gown! It covers up everything the needs to be covered up, but also makes nursing easy too! Thank you Annie & Isabel."

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Stephanie

"New, Fresh, & Beautiful...words to describe the experience wearing my Annie & Isabel gown. I absolutely LOVE my gown. There is just something about wearing a hospital gown that you know no one else has used. I was completely comfortable, felt beautiful in my bright colors, and was able to get up and walk around, fully covered! The gown was the perfect backdrop for pictures with our new baby and family. Compliments were coming every which way from the hospital staff and family and friends, something that makes you feel even more special on an amazing day such as delivering your baby. I can't say THANK YOU enough."

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Lluvy Gomez from America's Next Top Model

"All I can say is I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Isabel gown! It was so nice to feel comfortable and stylish in a hospital gown. Usually two words that don't go hand in hand when you think about hospital gowns!! While I was laboring the nurses kept coming in just to compliment me on my gown. I recommend Annie & Isabel gowns to all my expecting mom friends... It is so important to feel pretty and comfortable on such an important day! With lots of love, Lluvy"

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Melody

We were so touched when Melody chose the Elizabeth gown for her birth to honor her mother, who is a breast cancer survivor! 

"Giving birth to my first child was such a great experience...and having two Annie & Isabel hospital gowns made it even more special! I love the Annie & Isabel gowns so much that I wore two during my hospital stay! I wore the Isabel during my labor, then I wore the Elizabeth post partum. I loved the idea of having my own gown that hadn't been used by anyone else. I received so many compliments that I actually felt fashionable! The gowns were soft and covered me so I felt comfortable walking around the unit and in my room. In addition, it was so easy for me to breastfeed and practice "skin to skin" time with the baby. When we brought the baby home, I ended up wearing the gowns to sleep (and sometimes during the day) during the first week because I found that they were so comfortable, convenient, and functional. Thank you so much Annie & Isabel! These gowns have been one of the best purchases I've made for myself and my baby boy!"

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Aja

This is Aja getting ready to have her 1st baby.Here is what she said about wearing our gown,"I loved, loved, loved my gown! It was so cute and the material was soft and comfortable. It was also clean, fresh and smelled like home which made me much more relaxed.I got tons of compliments from all of the hospital staff and every one of my visitors. These are wonderful gifts for anyone who has to be in the hospital."

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Aja ~ birth #2 in Annie & Isabel

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Ardeep

"The gowns simply make you feel pretty during and after such an exhausting experience, which is just really nice. They are a beautiful backdrop for all of your baby's photos. Most of all I liked knowing that I was the only one who had worn them, they felt clean and fresh, and I felt covered up in all the right places, which is nice since there is not much modesty left in the whole labor and delivery experience."

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 Then Ardeep was able to wear Annie & Isabel again... {photos by the amazing Brenda Bisharat Photography}.

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Becky

"I love, love, loved wearing my SPECIAL gown. I received so many compliments from the hospital staff and visitors. Being a nurse myself, it made me feel so refreshed in a beautiful gown, and not a grungy old hospital gown that had been used a thousand times! When SHE came out it was a definite surprise and a wonderful moment wearing my Annie & Isabel gown holding my precious little GIRL! 11 weeks later I still look at her in shock that she is MINE."

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Pat & Emmitt Smith

patpregtest.jpg"I received a wonderful gift of an Annie & Isabel Susan hospital gown from my dear friend Kimberly before the birth of my second son, Elijah. What a difference the stylish black and pink zebra pattern gown made during my hospital stay!

Many of us can feel uncomfortable and self-conscious in front of visitors in a standard gown, but these designer gowns offer a fabulous alternative. I never felt more comfortable and beautiful in the hospital before.

Annie & Isabel gowns are a perfect gift and an awesome way for new moms to feel "treasured" during their hospital stay."

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Noelle

"When visitors started coming to the hospital to see our new baby, I wasn't quite ready for regular clothes, but wanted to look cute. The Annie gown was stylish and comfortable and made me feel "dressed" for the occasion. Thank you!"

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Jackie

"I absolutely loved my gown! It made me feel stylish and completely covered at the hospital compared to the normal hospital gowns. Plus I received so many compliments from all of the nurses on how cute it was!"

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Megan

"Getting pregnant with our 3rd child came on the heels of a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis. When I heard of the Annie & Isabel gowns I knew I needed one. After a long hard delivery, it was so nice to recover in something clean, beautiful, and way cute! I received so many compliments on my Annie gown. After the year I had with my diagnosis, I felt everything came full circle the day our second daughter was born. It's nice to look back on that day and see myself in the cutest gown EVER! Thanks girls for making my memories extra cute and extra special". To read more about Megan's story, click HERE.

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then...Megan with baby #4...

I had the Annie gown from kid #3 and wore it with that baby during my recovery. I always regretted not delivering in the gown. When we found out we were pregnant with #4, I told my husband I wanted another gown. (Last kid, I was closing the baby having book in style.) The first gown was my delivery gown and the second gown was my recovery gown. Worked out perfectly! Could not have been happier! 

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Tory

"I give thanks not only for appropriately dressing me for the occasion but also for giving me my new "go-to-gift" for all future moms-to-be!"

To read Tory's full story click HERE.

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Cristie

"Shortly after giving birth to my son and daughter at the hospital, I could not wait to get into my beautiful Annie & Isabel gown I had been given as a gift by amazing photographer Brenda Bisharat. I was uncomfortable and hot in the standard hospital gown, but as soon as I changed into my new gown I felt cooler and more fashionable. All of the nurses loved the gown. The snaps and ties are placed perfectly making it easy to nurse and cover up a lot more skin than the normal hospital gown. I wish all the hospitals would carry these gowns so every other new mom and patient could feel as wonderful and special as I did on my twins' birthday".

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Stephanie

"Having your first baby is a significant milestone for anyone. My pregnancy was a very special experience because not too long ago my husband and I thought we'd never be able to have children of our own and were planning to adopt. When I became pregnant it was such a great surprise and I wanted to savor every moment. I received my Annie gown as a gift from my dear friend Vanessa. My favorite color is pink, so needless to say, I was thrilled when I opened the package and saw the pink gown with polka dots! I washed it immediately and packed it in my suitcase. I didn't wear it during labor (I didn't want it to get soiled!) so I saved it for the next two days in the hospital. It was so nice being able to change into a fresh gown that was mine! Not only was it comfortable and easy to breastfeed in, it was so nice to feel pretty when receiving guests and showing off my new baby boy. I got so many compliments on it. Thank you so much for adding to my already wonderful adventure!"

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Jennifer

Jennifer McKinney, known by her blog readers as MckMama tells us about her experience
wearing the Anita and Evelyn Gowns.

"I was hospitalized a few times before actually giving birth to our fifth baby. Each time, I asked my husband to bring me one of my Annie & Isabel gowns to wear. I got compliments from my nurses constantly. Thank you, Annie & Isabel, for allowing me to feel pretty...even in the hospital! My favorite gown is the Evelyn, and I wore that one when I gave birth to our sweet son, Lachlan. Besides how gorgeous the high quality gowns are, I loved the ribbon ties and the fact that the back wraps around to the side, tying on the hip. I was wheeled and walked up to the Special Care Nursery to nurse our new baby many, many times those first days. When wearing my Annie & Isabel gown, I felt lovely and completely covered up! The nurses constantly said they wished that all the gowns on the Labor and Delivery floor were so great. Thank you for beautifying my birthing experience with your gowns!!"

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Smruti

"Although my original plan was to have an unmedicated birth, after 50 hours of labor, I ended up having an unplanned c-section. After feeling tired, groggy, and nauseous from the surgery and pain killers, having your pretty and comfortable gown to wear as I bonded with our daughter Reva, made me fell so much better. It definitely put me in a better mood when visitors came! I am so glad that I won the gown in the raffle and plan on gifting one to my next girlfriend who is having a baby!"

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Michelle

"The day our twin sons, Rocky & Max, were born! LOVED having my own special gown! The nurses loved it too! I look beyond exausted!"

Michelle was able to wear her Annie gown again for surgery and this is what she had to say, 

"Both male & female nurses loved my Annie & Isabel gown at the hospital today! A patient sent their nurse over to talk to me about why I had such a pretty gown and she only had the sad looking hospital issue gown. I probably told over a dozen people and most of them wrote down the name...I don't have a photo this time - saying goodbye to my gallbladder was not as exciting as saying hello to our twins, so we did not document this event. Love my gown!"

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Christine

"I have been meaning to write you because I loved my gorgeous comfy gown! It was fabulous, SO comfortable, so easy to nurse with, and so easy to get my blood pressure taken with... the list goes on. I received tons of compliments from my nurses. I'm wearing it at home right now as a night gown! So perfect for night feedings"

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then birth #2 in Annie & Isabel...

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Gina

"Can I please announce to the world how much I loved my Annie & Isabel gown! I never thought a gown could make such a difference in a hospital stay until I wore the Anita gown during my second child's delivery. Being 5'2'' I had a difficult time being comfortable during my first labor and delivery. Having a gown that was not a one size fits all was a gift! I did not have any extra material to get tangled in and I was covered in all the appropriate places. The design was joyful and I received so many compliments while wearing it. This was extremely helpful during my 25 hours of labor. The Anita pattern and colors worked like a charm when I was in need of a focus point. Looking back, I wish I had two for my hospital stay. I had my mother take it home, wash it, and return it to me as fast as she could. Even after a few washed, the gown was as good as new. Nursing was comfortable and easy with the shoulder snaps.I did not have to worry about my gown while visitors came to meet our newest member of the family. I loved it so much; I will be gifting one to all my mom-to-be friends!"

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Sara

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Stephanie

"I recently wore Annie & Isabel gowns during the birth of my second child, and absolutely loved them! Having experienced the labor, delivery and recovery for my first child two years ago with a typical hospital smock, I could really appreciate how much nicer it was to have my own gowns. Wearing them was so much more comfortable and the high-quality materials felt good on my skin. Not to mention that the snaps and ties are actually located in the appropriate places, so I didn't even have to worry about being exposed as I walked around the hospital. (When I had my first child, I would actually wear two gowns when I walked around the hospital to make sure I was covered!) But, what I loved the most was how much more relaxing the whole experience was for me.Having a child is at best uncomfortable and at worst stressful and painful, and there are so many things that are simply our of a woman's control. Having my own personal gown to wear was a way I could make myself more comfortable and personalize the experience. Rather than worrying about how uncomfortable or exposed a typical gown made me feel, I was relaxed and confident, and was continually receiving compliments from the nurses, doctors, and visitors. Also, I can't tell you how wonderful it was to have my nice, clean second gown waiting for me when the birth was finished and I went back to my room to recover. I would certainly recommend A&I hospital gowns to anybody who will be staying in the hospital. I plan to give our several to my girlfriends when they  have babies of their own!"

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Dana

"It was truly great! EVERY single nurse I had at Cedars ~ the mecca of celebrity births for stylish women like Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Garner, Nicole Richie, Tori Spelling ~ asked where I got the gown (both The Annie & The Anita Gowns) and noted how stylish they were. There was plenty of coverage so that I was very comfortable wearing them when I went up to a different floor to visit Landon in the NICU. Because I was in-patient for almost one week, I sent the gowns home with Jim to be washed, which they withstood beautifully. Thanks so much for coming up with such a great product!"

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Dimitra

"I am so happy that I had my own gown during my time in the hospital having my son...especially during such long stretches of time, waiting for the show to start! My gown fit great, was comfortable, and the best part was knowing that this gown had not been worn by others~ it was exclusively for me! My doctor came in to check on me during my long hospital visit and said that on the board, out by the nurse's station, they had written next to my name "cute gown"! Funny how a little thing such as having my own gown made me feel SO special. So many pictures were taken of me that I will treasure forever. It was nice to have something on that looked great in the pictures with my new son."

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Hilary

"First off, the gown is really cute! I enjoyed being able to wear something pink and pretty rather than the typical gown the hospital hands out. I got so many compliments from the nurses as my husband and I strolled the halls. The gown was also very comfortable...plenty of room for my belly! I liked that it had a tie so I could cinch it up, and the ties in back made for complete privacy as I walked around. No need to wear anything else except the gown. Being able to keep this gown (as opposed to giving it back to the hospital) has sentimental value to me as I was wearing this gown all through labor and it was what I was wearing when I gave birth to my daughter and held her for the first time. I look forward to wearing it again for any future children we may have!"

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then.... in 2011 Hilary was one of the first mothers to wear an Annie & Isabel designer hospital gown in 2011 for Raven's birth above and now she is one of the first to wear it for a 2nd birth!!! She delivered a healthy, beautiful baby girl Azri and here is what Hilary said about wearing her Annie & Isabel hospital gown for the second time which we thought was so neat: "I was so excited to be able to wear my gown again....it held such good memories from Raven's birth and now it will hold memories from Azri's birth!"

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Jessica

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Rachel

"Not only was this the most COMFORTABLE gown...I had every nurse that came into my room say, "that's NOT our gown is it?" I told them about my dear friends starting this company and every one of them asked if I had any business cards. They thought it was beautiful and THE best idea they had seen in a LONG time...here is me, my husband, and my beautiful baby boy Lucas just after giving birth.

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Kerry

"I loved having my very own hospital gown for the birth of my son. Not only was it nice to know it was mine and no one else had worn it, but it made me feel beautiful on that special day. It was so soft and comfortable and the full coverage in the back was great for while I labored. I only wish Annie & Isabel was around when I had my girls!" Kerry is wearing a first generation A&I gown. 

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Kerry Birth #2 in Annie & Isabel

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Kim

"Loved, Loved, Loved my gown! It was so comfortable and it was very nice to not wear a gown that everyone else had worn. I can't wait to buy more gowns for my friends having babies!" 

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Chasity

"I gave birth to my third child on May 19th, 2010. Prior to that date my sister, a nurse in San Francisco, sent me an Annie & Isabel hospital gown. It was such a special gift! In the hospital everyone commented on the gown and inquired where I got it. It was such a great hit! The nurses and visitors LOVED it! In addition to the fashionable design of the gown, it was extremely comfortable and allowed me the ability to move around my room with all essential parts covered! As someone had mentioned, this gown provides the mom the ability to look and feel special while giving birth to a very special gift. Thanks to my sister and Annie & Isabel... my third delivery was an extraordinary event!"

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Anne

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In these pictures, Anne is getting ready to celebrate the birth of her 3rd son.

She looks radiant in her Anita designer hospital gown and you can see the joy and excitement in her face as she anticipates the arrival of another blessing to her family.

You would never know that Anne had been diagnosed with breast cancer just two weeks prior to this day.

We found out about Anne through friends who wanted to buy her Annie & Isabel hospital gowns for the birth of her son and for her upcoming breast cancer surgery.

Anne was given four Annie & Isabel hospital gowns by different people which we knew was a true testament to the type of person Anne is.

We were so touched to read an excerpt from a blog that Anne's husband started in order to keep family and friends updated on her progress. Here is what he wrote:

"As you know, my beautiful wife and best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer on Friday 11/12/10. We were shocked to hear this unfortunate news. After we had time to process the facts, one of the things we quickly realized was how much love and support there was around us.

I am at a loss for words. I do not quite know how to thank all of you for your kind thoughts, prayers, messages and gestures. You have truly touched both of our hearts. Anne is an amazing person as many of you know. This fact is evidenced in part by the wonderful friends and family who surround her. Thanks again to all for their continued support and a special thank you to our families for all the love and assistance they have given already."

"To my wife:
You are such a unique and extraordinary individual, mother, wife and friend. To know you is truly to love you. You are the bright light in our family and you make me and the boys happier than I can articulate. I love you to pieces and will always be here for you no matter what comes our way. Stay strong and I know you will prevail."

Prevail she has! Anne had her first surgery to remove the breast cancer only 4 days after giving birth to her son. You can tell she was ready to fight in her sassy "Susan" hospital gown!!

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She had a second and final surgery for her breast cancer and sported the "Elizabeth" hospital gown.

Here is what Anne said about wearing her Annie & Isabel hospital gowns:

"I want to sincerely thank you again for your gorgeous gowns. I have to tell you, when I was pregnant with my third son, I was hoping to get one after seeing the beautiful photos that Brenda Bisharat took of glowing mommies. I got my wish and then some. I was gifted two gowns at my baby shower. I felt so special as everyone at the shower admired their beauty. I wore the Anita at the birth of my third son Markos.

I can't tell you how much it meant to me to feel so pretty in my designer gown because days later I knew I would be facing my greatest challenge."

"I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 30 years old, 8 months pregnant, with my son. My doctor induced me at 36 weeks pregnant and four days later I was back in the hospital getting a mastectomy. After my diagnosis, my sister Audrey gave me the Susan gown and I also got the Elizabeth (breast cancer gown) from some dear friends. I wore the Susan gown for my mastectomy because I wanted to feel sassy and put up a good fight! It put a smile on my doctors face and after seeing it he got me a stuffed dog with similar print to carry so I would remember to not lift or use that arm. After that surgery, I found out that the cancer did not spread and I can happily call myself a survivor!"

"Last but not least, I wore the Elizabeth gown in February for my last surgery. I had so many compliments from nurses and doctors. My doctors first response was how nice the gown was but then he was even more impressed when he realized how easy it was to access my bandages. It was so comfortable and I felt "safe" to walk the halls knowing I wasn't going to give anyone a peep show."

In addition to taking care of herself, being a wife and loving on her three boys, Anne started a wonderful blog called "Livin the Green"   and, in her words, this blog is about "cleaning out the old self to become a healthier, wiser, greener, and more organic person." If you want to follow along in this journey and change your old ways too then you should follow along!!

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Loraine

"Thanks for being so accomodating with my gown exchange. I truly enjoyed the personal service you provided ~ even down to the pre-washing my new gown in baby friendly detergent! You went the extra mile to ensure that I would truly enjoy my Annie gown...and I did! It was so much cuter and easier to feed the baby in than the frumpy hospital issued gowns. Thanks again!"

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Mary 

"Just wanted to say how much I loved my Annie and Isabel gown. It was great to have something new and clean (that I knew was clean!) to put on after she was born. I really appreciated the full coverage and snap up sleeves as I was on IV medication for the first day and had to get up frequently. I got so many compliments from the nurses and family." 

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Bethany 

"I was so happy to have my "own" gown; having had a c-section times 2 now, you just don't want to wear anything like regular pajamas against your incision for a few days, and with all the frequent checks by doctors and nurses you really need something that pulls up quickly vs. a traditional nightgown."

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Valerie

"I wore my Annie & Isabel gown while in the hospital to deiiver my son Jacob. It was very comfortable, super stylish, and I loved that it had not been worn by anyone else. I loved it, but my nurses loved it so much that many other nurses and doctors came to check it out! Thanks again for the great idea!"

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Michelle

"I wanted to let you know how much I loved having my gown for my hospital stays during my pregnancy.  I was admitted a couple times during my pregnancy and it was hard to be away from my young son and husband; especially not having my baby yet to keep me occupied.  It was really nice to have a hospital gown that I was comfortable in, and that smelled like home during those stays.  I got so many compliments from nurses, doctors, and other patients during my stays.  It was also great to wear after the birth of my daughter, I loved having the snaps on the sleeves to help with pumping and since my little one was in the NICU I had to pump often.  The pocket was wonderful to put my camera and cellphone in during my visits to see my daughter. I will definately recommend these gowns to my friends- its so nice to wear something of your own during hospital stays, and the gowns are perfectly designed for monitoring, breastfeeding, pumping, and walking to and from your room while maintaining modesty. M"I knew I wanted to wear and Annie and Isabel gown for my second child's birth. I selected the Susan months before our baby was born and knew it would be just right for making me feel great during labor and delivery. When I checked into triage and asked my husband to help me put the gown on, the nurse came in and said, "Oh my goodness, that's the cutest gown I've ever seen. Where did you get it?" She proceeded to call in 3 other nurses and they all gushed about it. A few hours later, when the anesthesiologist arrived he said, "Did I miss the room where they're handing out the cool gowns today? Where did you get that?" Everyone who came into my room absolutely raved about the gown, and when I told them where I got the gown, they all said you should sell them at CPMC. Aside from everyone around loving it, I loved it. I knew I had washed my own gown, and that I could snuggle my newborn baby with a clean mommy hug. The nurses tried everything to keep it clean during delivery, and it was actually pretty clean even at the end. I love the photos from our son's birth and feel like I look so beautiful and happy in my gown. My dad is a doctor, and when he showed his colleagues the photos of our son's birthday, once again, all the doctors and nurses said, "Where did your daughter get that awesome gown?" Keep it up. You are making such a difference in making women feel comfortable and beautiful."

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Teri

"I wore an Annie & Isabel gown at the hospital after giving birth to my beautiful little girl, Piper. I received your gown from my friend, and boss, Kelly and LOVED it. After 40 + hours of labor, I got to change out of my hospital issued gown and freshen up and put on this adorable gown to hold my perfect baby. THANK you! If I have another baby, I plan on wearing it again!"  

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