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    Default Maternity pads... How many should I buy?

    Im about 3-4 weeks away from having a c section (don't know the official date yet) and I'm starting to pack my hospital bag. How many packets of maternity pads do you think I need to buy for my hospital stay plus after I'm home? I bought two 10 packs today as its 30% off at Coles at the moment. Is that enough? Or do I need to buy more? Plus undies... Any suggestions what to buy after a c section? How many undies do I need to pack?

    It's been 5 years since I had my first child and I've just completely forgot about all this!! Thanks in advance.

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    I bought lots of black high waisted grannie undies. I'd also buy a few more packs of maternity pads, you bleed for about 6 weeks after the birth don't you ? I'll be having my c section within the next 2-3 weeks.

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    I think 2 should be enough as the bleeding is only really heavy for the first few days, then becomes more like a regular period. I would just get some regular pads as well, maybe one extra pack of the maternity ones just to be sure.

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    I found after c sections I barely had anymore blood than a regular period.
    So while in hospital I used maternity pads and once home I used regular overnight pads. I probably used a whole of 6 maternity pads with both my c sections.
    They first like 12 hours the midwives check you out and change you with their hospital pads then it's onto your own. I find maternity ones way to uncomfortable

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    I bought 2 packs of maternity didn't use them all as I switched to regular pads on day 3, the maternity ones are so uncomfortable

    With undies I have heard a lot of woman suggest men's jocks, I haven't had a csection so don't have my own preference

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    I also bought too many maternity pads. Didn't use very many after c section. Bleeding had pretty much stopped after a week and wasn't heavy after the third day or so. Wasn't actually that bad. I bought a whole heap of grannie undies from best n less. I think they were $1.50 each. I chucked them out after. Grannie undies were so comfortable after, I actually sent my mum out to get them (c section was not planned!). Also if a physio comes and offers you a tubi grip to wear around your mid section take it!! It felt so comfortable after my c section. (if its too tight doubled over cut it and wear a single layer).

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    I used the against my scar as well when I had dd by csect I went through maybe 4-5 packets

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    2 is enough, way enough, buy as you need. I only used 1 pack then regular pads which were more comfy. As for undies, I bought some from best n less which were hopeless, I sent dh out to buy some and he came back with awesome maternity bonds ones. I went through alot because the first couple of days I bled through.... so maybe 10? just incase.

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    Awesome! Thanks ladies, I might check out best n less tomorrow and have alook at all those granny undies. Thanks for reminding me about how uncomfortable maternity pads are! In that case I think I might stick with just the two packets and move onto regular after that.

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    2 packs wasn't enough for me! But I also used them against my scar for comfort against pants/undies.


 

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