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19/04/2013 at 12:14
Honestly, you;d never think i've had 2 babies before - I can't remember anything!
I have bought 2 big packs of Always Ultra Nights as I remember using these before for post birth bleeding but can't remember if I used the big thick mat pads initially. What do you think would be best? SHould I get some massive nappy style ones for the first few days? If so, is there a better brand?
19/04/2013 at 12:18
I have got the housebrick style ones as they absorb blood quicker and are more comfy to sit on. Then i will swsp to thin ones later. I have got Asda's own ones x
19/04/2013 at 12:20
wmms The big thick ones were much more comfortable at first I had boots own which were fine.
19/04/2013 at 12:21
I got some proper maternity pads for the hospital, I had sections and remember wanting big long ones for when i was stuck in bed, that's reminded me to get some normal always night time ones though for when I'm home as i live in leggings and the maternity ones aren't very discreet!
19/04/2013 at 12:34
I think they recommend big maternity ones for initially post birth as they help prevent infection IIRC...something to do with plastic etc in.others...I switched to.nighttime pads after about 10 days x
Well I'm currently wearing one thin one with wings with two of the thick ones over the top so it wraps right up the front and goes right up the back.
The thin ones are wider but the thick more absorbent so while I don't need 3, the coverage means no risk of leakage.
Maybe I'm weird though, I can't bare it TBH so would rather feel like the giant pads are soaking everything up, I'm not fussed about feeling like I'm not wearing anything. Plus the extra padding helps soothe the bruised bits!
19/04/2013 at 12:43
Thanks ladies, will get some ginormo ones next time I'm in town then x
19/04/2013 at 12:52
I thought you weren't meant to use Always type ones as it can dry out stitches too much.
I really rated the Mothercare with wings ones. They did regular ones which I wore for the first week and then moved on to their slim ones.
19/04/2013 at 12:58
Yep you're right about Always ones JB, stitches can stick to them as they draw moisture out.
I'd only use proper maternity ones tbh. Boots ones are serving me well.
19/04/2013 at 16:50
I found Boots ones good. Did get some from Sainsbury's as well but they were a bit rubbish as the padding all scrunched up away from the edges so were a bit useless really!
19/04/2013 at 17:07
You're right about the Always pads JB and Hep, and also 'too' absorbent so the advice is not to use them as you can't always tell how heavy your loss is and if you pass any clots etc. The Tesco maternity pads are really good, thick and comfortable oh and cheap!
19/04/2013 at 17:10
I used the boots ones too, the big boys for the early days then the ultra slim ones for when it's slowed down a bit
19/04/2013 at 17:13
I'm having a CS so no need to worry about stitches. Going to pick up a pack of mat pads from boots or tesco next week anyway to use initially. Thanks all
19/04/2013 at 17:27
I only needed maternity pads for the first week. I think I bleed very lightly compared to what everyone else has written. I think with a C-section they manually clear you out, although I stand corrected if anyone else had a different experience. I ended up giving packs away to my SIL. I suppose it's better to have them in then have to send your husband out for them if you run out!
19/04/2013 at 19:10
I'd second JBs recommendation of mother care pads with wings.
My hospital insisted we all used their non waterproof ones at first as it was easier to check colour etc.
After day 4 I switched to always normal pads with wings as I didn't have stitches down there and bleeding wasn't heavy.
19/04/2013 at 19:17
I used the cheap own brand pads, very cheap and the padding helped my sore bits
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