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mrsmcdonald:When I delivered at a birthing center, they gave me Poise pads inside of a Depends. While I was really wary at first, those Depends were great for the few days.
I've read in a few places to buy a pack of depends for the first week. It sounded strange, yet I can see where it might offer more coverage and be more comfortable
crunchymnm:I used the ones the hospital gave me while in the hospital and then I think I used Always Infinity for a couple days. From what I remember, the heavy bleeding only lasted a few days. By a week later it was light and I only needed a light pad, even at night.
this minus the hospital pads since I was also in a birth center... and for me the heavy bleeding lasted about a week but I wen through a crapload of them because I couldn't stand the dirty feeling
I was told that the "Incognito MaxiMom with comfort tabs" were a good option, especially since my hospital doesn't give out pads. These are the longest, thickest and have an overnight absorption level... My SIL still ended up changing them every hour. Nice.
I'm glad to read about freezing wet pads, although that cannot be comfortable... A wet pad looses its shape, doesn't it? I might try!
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