I had bought regular pads for my last birth and found I did not like them nearly as much as the ones I had gotten from the hospital. What are good pads to use for the post-partum bleeding? The ones one pharmacy had were extremely thick and not like the ones I had gotten after my hospital births. This is about the last thing on my to-do list!
post partum pads
I don't know where my mw got hers, but they were flat and wide. I just bought some Kotex super long overnight ones and they aren't thick and bulky either, so they are pretty good. I'm so out of the loop when it comes to feminine protection stuff. I've had maybe 6 periods in the last 9 years and used a diva cup. So take my info for what it is. My fave thing to use right after birth....meaning the first couple of days are the disposable underwear, like depends. That way I don't have to worry about bulk on sore parts or leaks, etc.
The depends were a lifesaver for me the first couple days. Every time I got out of bed and stood up, I leaked a bit of pee. It was nice not to have to worry.
I don't recommend any pads with the stay-dry layer on top. I was using my regular always pads after the heavy bleeding stopped, and they rubbed me raw. We talked about that in the eczema down there thread.