how heavy is bleeding after birth?
does it get lighter and if yes after how many days?
how many maternity pad will i need to buy? (packs of 10)
how many would i use in a day? (just an approx)
what are the better maternity pads to buy?
really need help on this... no one has discussed this sort of thing with me and im just a little bit lost. thanks in advance
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04-03-2012 16:57 #1-
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after birth bleeding help...
04-03-2012 17:19 #2
The above poster is right, diff for everyone. A good recommendation is to change your pad before each of your new bub's feeds. So about every 2-3hrs initially.
The bleeding can ebb and flow, can include clots initially. If any odor is really strong, best have it checked. I did have an infection, so glad I did.
It can be heavy initially, but lightens off fairly quickly and usually lasts 6w at the longest.
04-03-2012 17:26 #3Senior Member
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i used 2 packs of maternity pads and then 4? packs of stayfree all night pads and then i was ok to go to liners or light pads.
my 1st birth i bled for 6 weeks. 2nd i stopped around 4 weeks.
04-03-2012 17:30 #4
I only wore the maternity ones for 1 day, I wore heavy pads but found the maternity ones extremely bulky.
04-03-2012 18:14 #5
I only bled for about 3-4 days, although this is apparently common for a c-section. I didn't get any uterus shrinking cramps at all either. Weird.
Anyway, I just used nighttime pads once I was out of the hospital, as they were the same size but more comfortable
04-03-2012 18:24 #6
I go through at least 4 packs in the first week and it slows down and I go to just using normal pads (2 packs a week) for the next 5 to 8 weeks. I bleed very heavy.
It does get lighter.
Everyone is different and each pregnancy is different.
04-03-2012 19:29 #7
I'm still lightly bleeding but it's more just giney juices. If you're not going to leave the house which I totally recommend you should buy those pull up granny knicker pad things. Saved my life, also doesn't put pressure on down there, really comfortable!! Do it!!
04-03-2012 20:06 #8-
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I went through a pack every 2nd day, I brought the Libra maternity pads and also stocked up on the hospital maternity pads. The libra ones are great very absorbent but not very bulky. Bleeding didn't completely stop for me until 6weeks after birth with my first, I was breastfeeding and once that bleeding stopped it took me another 6months until AF arrived again. it was a bit sooner after having DS2 think it lasted around 3-4weeks.
04-03-2012 20:50 #9Senior Member
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The best ones I found were the kotex ones, I also got the regular libra ones with aloe vera for once it settled down, makes the smell a bit better
04-03-2012 20:56 #10
I bought 3 packs of libra maternity & I had c sections with both & a good tip if you do have a csection is to put a pad between you cut and your undies to stop rubbing and it keeps the wound dry I bled for 3 weeks with both but bleeding came back with DS1 a week later and then I bled for another day or two. Best of luck
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