After you’ve given birth, you need some time to recover. The first month or so of your birth, you’re dealing with scarring, watching your weight go back to normal, adjusting to motherhood, and sometimes you’re dealing with postpartum depression.
Also, the bleeding. You are going to be bleeding quite a bit during the first month. This is known as postpartum bleeding, and just like a period, you need a pad to help prevent stains and other embarrassments.
Period pads are good for when you’re having your period, but they may not handle postpartum bleeding. That’s where postpartum pads come in.
Choosing One for You
There are many factors to consider when you’re buying a postpartum pad. First, the comfort level. Since you’ve just given birth, having pads that feel comfortable is something you should definitely consider. You’ll want pads that deliver the best comfort possible and don’t cause any irritation.
Also, you need to pick the best size. Too little and you risk staining. Too big and you may have that pad noticed.
Perhaps the most important part of the pads are the absorption powers. Cheaper pads won’t absorb a lot, while better quality pads will absorb more, cause less irritation, and require less changing.
Some pads are also reusable. You can wash them and save money. They cost more than disposable, but they are a good investment. Disposable pads are cheaper, but the cost does add up. They are recommended for traveling and if you really don’t feel like reusing the pads.
Finally, the scent. Some women will like a pad that smells good, but look at the ingredients and make sure you aren’t allergic to them. If you are unsure, pick the unscented pads.
These factors should be brought into place whenever you’re picking a pad that is the best for your situation. Chances are, you may need a pad that has all of the above, or a few factors at least. If you travel a lot, you may want a disposable pad, and vice versa.
Anyway, let’s look at some good pads that you can pick from.
Some Pads To Choose
Always Radiant Regular Feminine Pads with Wings
These are some absorbent pads! They can absorb the blood quite well and they deal with leaks decently enough. They fit snug as a bug in a rug and their added wings do help with dealing with anything extra that may happen. The secret is their flex foam, which gives it about 10 times more in absorbency.
These scent pads last about 8 hours, making them great for sleeping or for work. Whatever you choose, you’re going to love these. A pack contains 90 pads, which may help you last until it’s all over.
TENA Incontinence Underwear
These pads are great if you’re leaking like a broken faucet. These underwear-shaped pads can prevent leaks from all sides, which is quite important if you are leaking a lot. They are completely reusable as well, making them ideal for people who want to recycle. Just pop them in the washer and you’re good to go. While not good for travelers, they are amazing for home use.
Poise Incontinence Overnight Pads
Sleeping while leaking can be a pain. You may have a massive leakage and this can wake you up with an unpleasant surprise. Luckily, these pads manage to kick some butt in the leakage department. They keep you dry and keep you well-rested. When you’re a new mother, sleep is oh so important for keeping your energy up and combatting postpartum depression. Also, they lack a scent and they prevent any odors, so that’s a plus.
Always Maxi Overnight Extra Heavy Flow With Wings
Maxi is a big name in pads, and for a good reason. These pads are comfy and have wings to prevent any signs of leakage. These pads do cost a bit more than the other brands, but that’s because they are more quality. You’ll feel like you’re wearing nothing at all and you will love every bit of what they have to offer. Try them out today.
Dutchess Cloth Menstrual Pads
These are reusable pads, meaning that they’re great for home use. They’re made from eco friendly materials, making them great for the environmentally conscious mother who wants to give a better world to her child. These are lovely pads that are pricey, but are good for many uses. They’re even good for periods as well, as the name implies. We highly recommend this brand just for its eco friendliness alone.
Seventh Generation Overnight Maxi Pads
These pads are absorbent and a great fit for all. As the name implies, they are good for overnight usage, but also good for work or for traveling. You’ll feel like these are a second skin as you wear them. That’s how comfortable they are. In the end, isn’t comfort important?
These pads are great for mothers who are eco friendly too. They are all natural, giving you less guilt whenever you throw them away.
Depend Silhouette Incontinence Briefs
Depends are great pads as well. These are comfortable, elastic, and can take leakages and keep them captive until you’re ready to throw them away. These are another good pair that is disposable, making them ideal for traveling.
They are quite pricey though. Some people may be turned off by the price, and want to buy other pads. You certainly get what you paid for when it comes to Depends.
Pads are not something you should cheap out on. Cheap pads can cause leakages, not absorb much, and feel uncomfortable. All of these pads are great for absorbing blood and keeping you comfy. They all have their usage. We say try them all out and see which one works best for you. If you travel a lot, maybe you should go with a disposable pad. If you’re home all the time, pick a pad that is reusable and you can use possibly for your periods too.
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