Yep, depends would be the full on adult undies. No idea how discreet they are, besides that i one benefit of having a newborn, everyone looks at the baby and not your butt!
postpartum bleeding, etc - Page 2
My bleeding both times has been heavy for 3 days or so, then very light spotting for 6 weeks... it gets really old. Both times I adored the mesh panties. With DD1 I took extra pairs from the hospital because they were in the cabinet in my room. With DD2 I ordered extra with my birth kit. DD1 I just did the mesh panties, a huge overnight pad and numbing antiseptic spray stuff they gave me in the hospital, I layered tucks pads on top of the pad each time I went to the bathroom. With DD2 my MW had a herbal concoction that she steeped and then poured over the big pads that came in the birth kit and then she put them in the freezer, they were fantastic. I still used the numbing spray the first couple days, and my MW left some of the herbs that DH steeped and would keep a peri bottle full and I would spray the bits with that and I also put the tucks pads on my pad. There were times even in the first few days that I would just replace the tucks and there would be no blood on my actual pad. There was gushing after nursing though and the after pains were much worse with #2, not looking forward to what they will be like this time. I did leak a little the first few days, but I was in bed on one of those disposable hospital pads so it was not a big deal. By the time my MW let me out of bed (day 4) the bleeding was much lighter and I did not leak. I used over night Kotex for another few days, then the light day ones for FOREVER!
I am really considering cloth this time, I have been wanting to make the investment for a long time anyway. Another reason for DH to get me a serger for my B-Day! I could make them!
I use this one:
Krista - the solarcaine doesn't burn if you have tears?