What colors do you wear?

  1. I am about to start a new job in a LD department. We have two colors to choose from: blueberry and periwinkle. To me they look the same. I was just wondering what colors other people wore, or if you have any idea where I can order scrubs in these colors online. Our local shops don't have much of a selection in these colors.
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    all our scrubs are light blue. we do our own csections, so everyone wears company scrubs where I work.
  4. by   nekhismom
    we do our own sections, too. So we wear the nice blue scrubs the hospital provides.
  5. by   NeuroICURN
    Our hospital doesn't make each dept. wear certain colors....so as long as my scrubs are clean, no one cares what you wear (except denim, they kind of frown on those ones).
  6. by   webbiedebbie
    At one hospital where I work full-time postpartum, we can wear any color scrubs. At the other hospital where I work PRN, the only color accepted on OB (L&D, PP, Women's Unit) are the ceil blue scrub pants and color tops. This is for security reasons for the unit as well as the colored name badges for parents to differentiate appropriate staff.
  7. by   Havin' A Party!
    All colors are OK, except black. Denim is also taboo.
  8. by   colleen10
    Hi Violet,

    I am starting an externship program in 2 weeks and was just ordering myself scrubs online since we are allowed to wear what ever type of scrubs we would like to.

    I checked out AllHeart.com and ordered two sets from them. If you do a search for "Barco" the maker of this particular set you will come up with a section on scrub sets they make, it is a flair legged scrub pant with nice big pockets (I have a pair I wear for clinical and I love them) and also a very basic matching scrub top. The set is around $22-23 dollars and they also sell the "Riverwashed" material that is so nice and soft. They have many different colors so I hope one of them falls into the "Blueberry or Periwinkle color" that you are looking for. I'm just mentioning this particular set because I thought the price was decent for both a top and pants and I own 2 pairs of the pants and have found them very comfortable. The have a drawstring front but a little bit of elastic in the back. Plus the big pockets make them nice too.

    I have heard some people on this board say that they had problems ordering with Allheart such as the item was delivered really late or they didn't have it/not in stock, etc. but when I ordered my pants and steth. from them before clinicals started I didn't have any problems with them. It may depend on the actual supplier of the item, in this case Barco, and not actually Allheart.

    I also checked out Life Uniforms website and they have a huge selection but are a bit pricier. I have located a store in my area and am going to take a drive out there one of these weekends to see what they sell in the store.
  9. by   USA987
    When on L&D I have to wear the hospital provided scrubs. On postpartum we have to wear claret (bright pink) or a bright blue (I can't remember the name!!!)....
  10. by   Energizer Bunny
    Wal Mart sells scrubs too...don't know how big of a selection they have, but it's worth a try to save some cash!