I don't know exactly what to call it :) I'll try to explain.
This will be my first baby. I have used cloth pads for about 5 years, and I planned to get some larger ones for postpartum. I haven't actually done it yet because they are pricy and I don't know what exactly I need. My mom (who knows I use cloth) was horrified at the thought I may use them post partum. She actually said "Oh please don't do that!" She feels that its completely unreasonable to use cloth at that time, due to the amount of blood. What does everyone here think? What do you use normally, and is it different from what you use post partum?
If you DO use cloth, what brand do you buy? I use lunapads normally but am hoping for a cheaper solution for this.
Also, I have heard discussions of freezing pads. How do you do that and does it work with cloth?
What else do I need to know? I've heard reference to sitz baths, not really sure what they are.
In general, lets discuss what I should expect, have prepared, etc for my personal care after birth.
(also, this is post 1000 for me, so I think I am finally a senior member, after 5 years! Yay!)