Essential maternity,

birthing and breastfeeding

clothing made of bamboo

worldwide shipping

Free delivery

On UK orders over £50

A Silver Medal at Mother and Baby Awards was given to The Bamboo Birthing Shirt

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Frequently Asked Questions


BambooMama is a registered trademark for The Birthing Shirt Company Ltd

35 Gloucester Road | Rudgeway

Bristol | BS35 3SF | United Kingdom

We are a UK registered limited company.

Company No. 07501784  

© The Birthing Shirt Company 2011 - Present  All rights reserved.

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Do I have to be in labour to wear my birthing outfit?


The bamboo birthing shirt and wrap are super comfortable, and are designed to be worn before, during and after giving birth. It is great for lounging in and wearing to bed and will probably become one of your favourite and most versatile pieces of maternity wear you will buy.


If I’m in labour, when should I put on my birthing shirt/wrap?


The answer is - you choose when is right. You might already be wearing your shirt/wrap when you go into labour (if it happens during the night), but if you’re not, you can put it on as soon as you like. 


Can I wear my shirt /wrap during a caesarean birth?


During a caesarean, you will be asked to wear clothes provided by the hospital, but you can wear your bamboo birthing shirt/wrap before and after your caesarean. The shirt/wrap is especially great for the first weeks post birth because the shirts are so loose and soft they won’t irritate any caesarean scars.


What is kangaroo care and skin-to-skin contact?


Click here for further information


What should I pack in my hospital bag?


Click here for further information


How many birthing shirts/wrap would you recommend I need?


We recommend purchasing two birthing shirts/wraps, one for the birth and one to recover in.


Can I exchange a shirt/wrap if I order the wrong size?


Yes of course - for more details see Returns, Exchanges & Refunds.


Is it Ok to wash my birthing shirt normally?


Click here for our care guide


How much is postage and packing?


For details see delivery information


Where do we post to?                                                                                                                                               


We will ship worldwide - postage costs are calculated upon checkout .


For details see delivery information


How long does it take you to deliver?


For details see delivery information


When will you have out of stock items?


Drop us an e-mail and we will let you know the estimated time of new stock.


What are you doing to minimise environmental impact?


In order to minimise on the environmental impact of bamboo clothing production, the maternity wear factory and their production partners adhere to ISO14000, an ethically principled environmental management standard.


What are your employment ethics?


The employment ethics at the bamboo maternity clothing factory are exemplary. They exceed all SA8000 conditions and ILO conditions and requirements.


What about the pandas?  Are you taking their natural habitats away?


No. Our bamboo clothing is Panda friendly as the species of bamboo the yarn comes from is Phyllostachys pubescens - Moso bamboo and not the type of bamboo that pandas eat.