May 2013 Moms

Pads vs Depends

Is anyone using depends or have you used depends after previous deliveries?

I just keep reading about how much you will bleed after having the baby and I'm wondering if I should grab a pack of depends along with pads when I go shopping for my hospital bag? 

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  • I used them for a few days last time. Less worry when sleeping. I tend to be a heavy bleeder in general, though.

    ETA I meant Depends. 'Them' wasn't so clear.
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  • Use the pads at the hospital that they give you. Don't pay for any to use there.

    I never needed anything thicker than the overnights and those I only used for a few days. I was able to use reg pads and liners for the remainder of the 4 weeks
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  • I just used the pads they gave me in the hospital with the mesh underwear.  It was fine, but I had a c-section, so don't know if I actually bled as much as you would with a vaginal birth...
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  • I always bleed very heavily, but I don't think Depends are necessary. The hospital pads are huge and they gave me extra to take home. Actually, I think I saved them for night time and used super long overnight pads during the day. I had a c-section t
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  • Sorry there is no way I would be caught dead in a depends. I just used overnight pads and made sure to change them every few hours if it went that long.




     

  • I was thinking the same thing the other day. But keep in mind everyone is different some may bleed more than others. Use what they give you in the hospital, but I am sure you will get a good idea once you're there and see how much you bleed.
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    Sorry there is no way I would be caught dead in a depends.

    I know, I'm just scared I wi

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  • I haven't found a need for depends, pads have been just find.
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  • I haven't found a need for depends, pads have been just fine. ETA: the heaviest bleeding will likely be in the hospital, by the time you get home you shouldn't be bleeding all over the place. Hopefully.
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    I asked this a few weeks ago, and while the majority of people seemed to lean toward mega pads, I bought a package of Depends Silhouettes just in case. [Side note: Gah! Expensive!]

    I tend to bleed heavily, though, and must do crazy things i
  • I bleed a good amount with my c/s but only used regular over night pads after i used up the hospital ones. i dont remember i slept an entire night through without having to go pee a few times even before pregnancy, so i didn't worry too much about bleedin
  • I had my baby unexpectantly early. I had no time to stop for pads but I did pack a bag of clothes, underwear, etc. but I ended up not using any of if. The mesh panties they give you sound really uncomfortable but I was so thankful for them! They are so

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  • I had my first baby at home and 3 weeks early, so I wasn't prepared last time either...I am also a heavy bleeder. Anyway I had to send baby's dad to store and went through 2 packs of the extra long & thick overnight pads before I went back to using th
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  • Reading all of this just makes me realize how much I'm NOT looking forward to the post-partum aftermath. I hate pads.
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    Reading all of this just makes me realize how much I'm NOT looking forward to the post-partum aftermath. I hate pad
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  • I used the pads given to me by the hospital for the first few days when I was bleeding heavily. The hospital gave me more than enough to take home with me. After that, I used Kotex something or other (I forget which exact ones) and they worked fine.
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  • I can see wearing depends while waiting for my water to break as opposed to postpartum.  Pads are uncomfortable enough.  I don't want super padded bulky underwear.
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