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    Default Maternity Pads, how many???

    I have a question about maternity pads for after the birth. I don't know how many packets to buy or which brand, so my questions are just that:

    How many packets did you use, before going to normal pads?



    And, which brand did you buy?

    Thanks

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    Hi Nadine

    Some hospitals supply large pads for when you are in hospital.

    Bleeding is usually like a heavy period for the first 2-3 days then it starts to reduce. It is not unusual for you to bleed for 6 weeks.

    But not everyone is the same some women only have heavy bleeding for the first day.

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    I used the Kotex Maternity Pads, I think I brought about 6 packs or was that 8 :-k as I thought too many would be better then not enough. I did use a couple which the Hospital gave me.

    Not sure when I went onto normal pads, it may have been 5 days to a week post birth.

    As for the bleeding I thought I had finished bleeding at 2 weeks for it to start up again 2 days later, overall I bled on and off for 6 weeks which was only heavy for the first couple of days.

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    Also Maternity Pads are used for other things as well, like my hind waters broke before labour so I went through a couple of pkts before bubs even come! I'd get maybe 4 pkts and get the thick ones, not the thin ones as it pressure against stiches if you get them.

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    Thanks heaps girls That atleast gives me an idea of how many packs to buy.

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    I used a combination of pads.

    To start with I used thick ones with Libra goodnights to add extra length at the back ( I overlapped them with the thicker one near the front).

    At home I used just the thick ones, if I went out the front door I used the thin Libra maternity pads, so I did not get that bulky look, I did not have stitches though (except in my tummy).

    One of my friends said she used a disposable nappy for her first night!

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    has anyone used cloth menstrual/maternity pads?

    I've been using cloth mentrual pads for the last 3 years and didn't really want to start using disposables again..... even though it's for a short time.

    I have about 14 clothies..... just wondering how many more I'll need so as to not be washing every day.

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    I had 3 packs and was suprised how many I went through when my waters broke. Because they leaked all day I used nearly a pack. It's day 5 and Im using maternity pads, but the ones Im on now are definitely smaller than the surfboards. If I continue this way I would think I'll be on normal tomorrow or the next day.
    Saying that I did bleed for 6 weeks with DD, but it wasn't huge amounts, so I could still use normal pads xo

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    Hun, I'd take 3 packs into the hospital with you and I'd use Stayfree maternity, they are quite thin and are really absorbant (sorry TMI).

    These are the ones I used and there were no leaks even at night, but take 3 packs as I said as ther's only 10 in a pack.

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    I had about 4 packs, and used up half a pack for when my waters broke, and the rest after the birth. I also found that the thicker ones 'felt' better... more secure and comfy for those raw/sore areas. Although not so good when going out in public wearing jeans or something, as I was always paranoid that they were too bulky iykwim, lol.
    I cant remember too well, but I think I moved onto Goodnights pads after the first week, and normal pads after the 2nd week. Although I did bleed on and off for 10 weeks after Aidyns birth.

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    THe Kotex ones are fab. I had an episiotomy and the thick pads were wonderful and soft for that. You might not need the thickness for the bleeding but for the comfort yes. I think I took 2 packs to hospital but I was induced so didn't have to worry about using them for my waters. And I just bought more when I got home.

    As a side note too, I took my own toilet paper too, the kleenex cottonelle is a god send, definitely a must for every hospital bag.

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    i bought 3 packs of kotex and used them all, although by the end of the last packet i could have been using normal ones, but just used them up anyway.

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    I bought a variety - I used about 4 packs of Kotex Maternity - I thought these were great. Really nice and soft.
    I used 1 pack of stayfree maternity. I didn't like the libra goodnights, but still used 2 packs of them. The ones I did really like were the libra maternity in the pink pack. They were lovely and thin, but still had the length I needed for day and night. I must have used about 3-4 packs of these, and then used them again for my first period too.
    The dom midwife who came to my home about day 5ish told me I could start using thinner pads rather than the big ones. I kindly told her to mind her own business. She even told me to return a packet of Kotex maternity that I had just bought and swap them for something thinner.
    As if someone else can tell you what you need pad wise. Just a bloody joke!!!!
    If I had been mobile in hossy, I would have used at least another packet as they changed my blue sheet and hossy pads about every 30mins becasuse I was so wet/bloody during labour. Sorry if TMI.

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