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Which pads to buy for after delivery?

Not a very important question, but I was at the store yesterday buying giant pads for after I deliver because I heard you bleed very heavily. I got a bunch of different kinds but was wondering what kinds you guys liked the best or work the best. I would like to get them now, so I don't have to make my husband go out and buy them later. Not that he would care.

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Asked by moviemom22 at 10:33 AM on Aug. 20, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • The biggest most absorbent ones possible!!! I don't know what kind I used. but as long as they will absorb alot.. then that's a good thing!

    Answer by amy31308 at 10:35 AM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • i used always overnight, and still changed it about every two hours just to be sure i didnt leak. HTH

    Answer by mommyof20507 at 10:45 AM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • I would buy ones with all different absorbincies (sp?). You're not going to be bleeding heavily forever, so make sure you have some medium and light ones too.

    Answer by ap9902 at 10:54 AM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • Also buy WIPES!!!

    Answer by mevxoxo at 10:57 AM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • I bought, for this one, the new always overnights, that look like diapers :-P lol they are in some purple package. With my first I bled for like 6 weeks (after c-section) so, I am just being prepared.

    Answer by Skye-Angel at 11:32 AM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • Go with the heavy ones if you think you will need them, but I only bleed heavy at the hospital so I used there pads and by the time I got home 2 days later I just used the regular always with wings. I didnt bleed as heavy as most women though so it just depends.

    Answer by Abbysmommy321 at 11:42 AM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • i used always super over night and i bought depends i wore them both.......

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:47 AM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • I used Kotex over nights after both of my babies. They worked well for me.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 3:33 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • so I am guessing that the ulta thin ones are out of the question? lol
    I hate pads, haven't worn them since I was 14, so I am not looking forward to having to wear them after delivery

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 3:55 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • I like something thin so I don't feel like I'm wearing a diaper. Besides, I like to change them often because of the smell, so losing the absorbency of a thicker pad isn't an issue. Also something with a more cotton feel, some of them seem kind of plastic like. After having a baby I also get a slightly longer pad than I would normally consider just as a safety precaution.

    Answer by DawnA72 at 9:55 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

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