(Closed) Weird Recovery Recommendation

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

You are scaring me here!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@chicagowife: I agree; it would have been nice if they would have had those when I gave birth to my children. It would have made things a lot easier.

@mommytobee: It is not that bad, but using something like Depends, instead of regular pads would definately be a lot better especially in the first few weeks after the baby is born.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have heard some mommy-bees talk about getting something like Poise pads from the hospital.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I found ordinary sanitary napkins to be just fine.

Diapers are for people with incontinence of urine and/or stool.

 If you are having those symptoms , you should see a doctor.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

When I had both my son and daughter, the hospital gave me a bunch of these mesh underwear that had a built in pad. So freaking comfortable! I imagine Depends would be kind of the same.  And also, when I was in major amounts of pain afterwards, I used to soak a pad and stick it in the freezer. Doesn’t sound like it would be comfortable, but it was seriously the best pain relief ever!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m still far away from having to worry bout this, but this advice is duly noted. I can see how a regular pad may not cover the best or even get bunched and cause more discomfort. Baby and adult diapers will be on my ‘home from the hospital’ check list. Haha.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I had thought of this! But didn’t want to ask about it because, well… it is kind of a weird/uncomfortable thing to bring up. Thanks for the advice and I’ll feel better knowing I’m not the only one lol

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

I was allergic to the mesh undies at the hospital…boooo!  If there is a next time, I’d try depends but am more likely to switch to mama cloth after the first few days, since I have such crazy sensitive skin!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Wow.  Yes, while diapers are meant for incontinence they can be used for other things.  And there’s so much coming out of you after a baby that you may not even know if it’s urine.  (Sorry pregnant ladies.)  And some people don’t have good bladder control immediately after delivery and it’s completely normal.  Back to the subject at hand, I found the pads the hospital gave and then super duper overnighters to be fine for me post-delivery.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I also stole a whole pack of mesh undies and hospital pads, but I think Depends would’ve worked just great! 

I’ll share an embarrassing story about leakage, chicagowife.  DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE GROSSED OUT BY BLOOD AND FLUID STORIES!  The first time the nurse massaged my uterus after having my daughter, I felt a big gush of liquid.  I stood up to go to the bathroom and change my mesh undies/pad, and all this blood and fluid went running down my legs and pooled on the floor.  I was so embarrassed!  But the nurse said it happens all the time.  Remember that only like 1/3 of what you gain during pregnancy is baby and placenta.  The majority of it is extra blood and fluid, and most of it doesn’t come out until your uterus contracts AFTER the baby is born.  It’s normal and fine, and a really good idea to plan ahead by stocking up on pads or Depends.  No need to be embarrassed.  It’s a pretty natural/nomral thing with childbirth.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My friend had told me about the Depends idea, thanks for sharing it here too. I fully planon taking some with me and am just waiting for them to go on sale.

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