I am 27wk 3d, with my first baby, and with only 12 more weeks to go give er take. With the reading i've done here and in the book they gave me at the doctor I understand that after birth comes pain & discomfort as well as bleeding, possible stitches, painful urination, etc.
I know they have creams and highly recommend baths after urination and bowel movements.
My question is what pads mom's have used for the bleeding. I've used tampons since I've been able too and was never a fan of the pads and the fear of smelling bad. And after birth even though I am in the comfort of my own home I still do not want to feel like I have this odor or icky feeling. Or fear of leaking I know it can happen but if there are pads that truly work it'd be awesome because after the first week my hubby will be back at work so it will be my little man and I for the majority part of the day so soaking every time I use the bathroom probably will not be an option especially because I urinate a lot with kidney and bladder issues non-related to pregnancy.
Also is doughnut worth purchasing or any other things you felt were a must have after giving birth.
Thank you in advance.