Post # 17
@mommytobee: I always use pads (back when I used to have a period), and I would think that the Overnight ones would be good as well. Most bees have told you to change them every couple of hours, so that’s fine, but I have one more piece of advice.
My periods used to be really heavy, like disgustingly so. So, during the first few days, I would wear my oldest pair of sweats, and anywhere I knew I would be sitting (they were bad enough that I didn’t leave the house during the beginning part) I would put down an old beach towel. I know it sounds disgusting, but the first time I bled through and it got on the furniture, cured me of that. I sat on one, I slept on one…
If you do get some on your clothes, Peroxide will take it out–you dump some on the blood stain as soon as you notice it, it bubbles up and fizzes, which is sort of neat, and then you toss it in the washer. I’ve saved numerous clothes that way. It’s gross, but once you get a handle on how yours will be, it’s not so bad.
Post # 18
Not a mommy yet…not even close but this is great info…I didn’t even know about this…thanks for posting and sharing Bees!
Post # 19
wow… I always imagined there would be some mild bleeding for a few hours and then that would be it.. I learn something new everyday on WB
Post # 20
I always think it’s better to have more options than fewer, so if you feel like adult diapers might be more comfortable to you than regular pads, buy a package before you deliver. You can try both ways out and find which one works best!
ETA: The first few days you’ll bleed a lot and need to change your dressings often, no matter which way you go. The great thing about the hospital, though, is that they never run out of clean gowns or clean bedding in case you leak all over the place. And, you don’t have to clean it up. 🙂
Post # 21
- Wedding: September 2011 - Epworth UMC & Ward Pavilion
A lot of people like the diapers, so give them a shot if you think you’d like them! I bought a pack of Hanes granny panties a size larger than I usually wear so I didn’t care if they got blood on them. Then I used two overnight pads side by side at a time (wings were not enough to contain the blood for me, the width of two pads with wings worked much better.)
Post # 22
Not pregnant or had a baby, but just recently went through really bad bleeding. I swear by Always Infitiy pads. They are super thin, but really absorbant and wick the moisture away. Get the overnight kind and change often.
Post # 23
the thing about always infinity is how narrow they are. I have always loved always I think they make the best pads, and so when they came out with infinity I love them so much… but they were too narrow for me, so I’d end up with leaks on the sides if I didnt sit or leaned at certain angles.
Post # 24
Even with the wings? I’ve had some problems (nothing is perfect) but I think that was due more to how heavy my bleeding was, not the pad. In fact, I think the Infinity was the reason I had such few issues. But every body is shaped differently.