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Old 07-02-2009, 09:29 PM   #1
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"Depends" for first couple days postpartum?

I'm having this baby at a birth center, which means no cool net panties and no postpartum pads. I usually double up on the pads for the first 24-36 hours and then I'm fine with just one heavy flow. I have mama cloth for at home, but don't really want to tote bloody mama cloth home from the BC. The midwife suggests Depends....

Anyone have experience with them? Are they comfortable? How often do they need to be changed? Would you end up with blood all over the inside of them?

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Old 07-02-2009, 11:22 PM   #2
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hey mama....i had to wear them PP for over a week. My bleeding is so heavy I put a pad INSIDE the depend. They aren't uncomfortable, are they vicky's secret; no. They soak up the blood, and depending on how heavy you bleed that determines how often to change it. Just grab the walgreen or CVS brand. Good luck!
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Old 07-03-2009, 01:29 AM   #3
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Re: "Depends" for first couple days postpartum?

my midwife suggested the same thing, but I just couldn't bring myself to use them...I got the giant nighttime super absorbant pads with wings and changed often....it was fine.
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I did with dd1 and they worked wonderfully. I bought more for dd2 but I had her natural and didn't have nearly as much bleeding and didn't need them.
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my midwife suggested the same thing, but I just couldn't bring myself to use them...I got the giant nighttime super absorbant pads with wings and changed often....it was fine.
Same here.. you can buy the mega post partum pads online and the net panties too... hated those damn things though!
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Same here.. you can buy the mega post partum pads online and the net panties too... hated those damn things though!
I liked the net panties! every baby i have to go buy new panties cause i dont wear the kind that supports a pad.. With DS2 i was able to get extra net panties I will try this time too!
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Re: "Depends" for first couple days postpartum?

With my DS my midwife had me use about a size 5 cheap diapers (baby). They worked fine but I did not have a super heavy flow. I think about day 3 I switched to my cloth pads.
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Re: "Depends" for first couple days postpartum?

Thanks for this thread. I was wondering the same thing.
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With my DS my midwife had me use about a size 5 cheap diapers (baby). They worked fine but I did not have a super heavy flow. I think about day 3 I switched to my cloth pads.
I had to use sposie diapers too right after my son was born. The NICU nurses gave me some, and they worked perfectly!
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I have used them w/ my last 5 babies. Usually only the first day or so. They are fine, I get a little stick feeling as they are not cotton, but I do not have to worry about overflow everywhere.
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