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post #21 of 85
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Originally Posted by Sativarain1 View Post
ewwww ya'll want to wear adult diapers... I always just wore extra heavy pads and they worked just fine for bleeding after birth.
Oh please, lol. Seriously if wearing an adult version of a pull-up makes my life easier for a those few days after birth, I could give a rat's booty. And then me and my husband could make lots of hilarious jokes about it...
post #22 of 85
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Originally Posted by JennaW View Post
Oh please, lol. Seriously if wearing an adult version of a pull-up makes my life easier for a those few days after birth, I could give a rat's booty. And then me and my husband could make lots of hilarious jokes about it...
I couldn't agree more Jenna. I am a bit beyond the stage in my life where wearing an 'adult diaper' after giving birth would cause irreversible shame.
post #23 of 85
Last time, I was in the hospital and they had these massive pads, more like a chux curved to fit in your thighs. And they barely did the job for me for the first 3 or 4 days. I don't know if you can buy anything like that. I'm familiar with the large incontinence pads of the sort you can wear in your underwear, ie Poise, from family member care, and these were even larger than those.

This time, I will hopefully be able to manage lying in, so maybe I'll just lounge around on chux pads for a few days. I'm also thinking that without sOB management I won't bleed as heavily. I ordered a couple boxes of natra care pads, and after that I'll go back to my cloth stash.
post #24 of 85
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Originally Posted by Sunshine4004 View Post
I couldn't agree more Jenna. I am a bit beyond the stage in my life where wearing an 'adult diaper' after giving birth would cause irreversible shame.
Hehe, no kidding. I dribble now; I'm prepared for the possibility that I'll be in them in 20 or 30 years. What's the shame in our bodies not functioning at optimal? Annoying, frustrating, maybe even disappointing. But not shameful.
post #25 of 85
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Originally Posted by Sativarain1 View Post
ewwww ya'll want to wear adult diapers... I always just wore extra heavy pads and they worked just fine for bleeding after birth.
What's ewwww about it? Either way something is catching the massive amounts of gook pouring out of your vag. What's the big deal? And like a PP said, there's a good chance you might need them much more often in about 30-40 years.

I'm considering using Depends too...at least for maybe the first day or so. I do have a nice postpartum pad stash I made too.
post #26 of 85
I used the Depends that don't fasten....you pull them up and down like underwear.

Those Depends were the best thing EVER. EVER. No twisting, no "misses" onto my undies/sheets. It was fantastic.

I wore them after all 3 of my births thanks to my MW with DS#1. Best advice ever. And I totally have no shame about it.
post #27 of 85
Ok so this is the second time this week that I have seen a thread about this on different forums. Before this week I had never heard of using depends. Where has this been for the last 3 pregnancies?!?!?!?!
I am definatly going to get some. I spill so easily, and I hate that pads twist and shift. I didn't even think about depends.
Thanks Ladies!!!
post #28 of 85
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Originally Posted by barefootpoetry View Post
What's ewwww about it? Either way something is catching the massive amounts of gook pouring out of your vag. What's the big deal? And like a PP said, there's a good chance you might need them much more often in about 30-40 years.

I'm considering using Depends too...at least for maybe the first day or so. I do have a nice postpartum pad stash I made too.
Exactly.
post #29 of 85
By the way I totally agree that there is no shame and no problem with using whatever is best and most comfortable. I hate feeling wet, I hate feeling gooey and I hate the pads that don't stay in place and I hate messing up undies and sheets so the depends sound SO MUCH BETTER for those first few messy days. Nothing ewww about it
post #30 of 85
ewww was my opinion of me even remotely thinking of wearing one, there should be no shame involved if you all decide to buy them. I personally was speaking for myself. I just wouldn't do it, nor find it comfortable. jmo
post #31 of 85
I bled for 6 weeks after my DS and used Depends - they worked so well and so much better than pads.

Jenn
post #32 of 85
After my fourth birth, this past October, I wore depends for the first several days, with a frozen maxi pad inside for the first day or two, and with a super maxi inside it. It sure made for less laundry from soaking through pads and underwear those really heavy first days! I didnt wear depends out of the house, but just laying around recovering, yes. I had a really rough recovery with this baby, way way rougher than with my previous 3 babies, and I bled so much that my midwife had me on bedrest for 4 days after the birth. So if you know youre a heavy bleeder, seriously consider a version of depends. Sorry to post on your due date thread, it was in the new post section!
post #33 of 85
I am like a Depends disciple. All hail the gospel of Depends!

No, seriously, I LOVED the Depends pull-on underwear. I bled for at least 7 weeks, pretty heavily. For the first few days I tried to make do w/ the huge pads. They were awful. Made my bum more sore to sit on this big lump, leaked everywhere, had to put a chux pad under myself when I nursed, slept, everything. MW recommended Depends pull-on (not the ones w/ tape) and it was like a night and day difference. I had a rough postpartum recovery, and those little things made a big impact.
post #34 of 85
I used large pads after my first baby and I had a few leakage issues. After my second baby, I bought some depends. I got the pull up kind that you can just rip off and I freakin loved them!!! I never once had to worry about leaking and they really were quite comfortable. I was even able to put my frozen, cloth pads inside. Yep, as embarassing as it is to buy them, they are 100% the way to go IMO!!!
post #35 of 85
I used depends and they came in handy because I could not hold my bladder the first couple of days !!!!!!
post #36 of 85
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Originally Posted by mamameg View Post
I try to use as much reusable stuff as possible and avoid disposable, but I strongly believe in making everything as easy peasy as possible during labor and for those first days postpartum. If that means I use a few disposable items, so be it. Sure beats having yet another load of laundry that needs to be done while I am busy falling in love with my baby.
soooooooo true.....I am the same way!
post #37 of 85
Ok yesterday while at walmart I looked into the depends more. I ended up buying the walmart brand of adult diapers (as embarrassing as it was...hehe).
I paid 9 or 10 bucks for a 30 pack. I do not plan on using them all but I have several other friends that are pregnant and some are doing homebirths, so I figured I would share since buying a pack half that size was the same price! *scratches head*

I got the belted underwear things. It says one size fits all.....but I am a little leary of that statement.
Anyone have any experience with "Assurrance" brand and/or belted adult diapers? What about one size fits all?

I just want to make sure that I have bought the thing that will work best for me. If not, I can always take them back and get the right ones (providing they are not opened). I only plan on using a few of them....maybe a couple a day for the first 2-3 days. I bleed more than a regular or extra strength pad can hold (atleast for the first few days). The thought of people actually being able to use normal pads for the first day or so without having to change them a million times in one day..is a baffling thought to me. I have used the gigantic hospital pads and I still have soaked them pretty good and have to change them more than I like to. Even with the huge pads, I would always have a chuck under me while sitting/laying for the first few days. And in many instances, I would still notice leaking.

So I hope these depend "want a be things" work well too. They were just a little cheaper than actual depends brand.....but I have found that many times off brands are just as good and sometimes even better than the higher priced name brands.

Any advice?
post #38 of 85
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Hmm...I was wondering about name brand vs generic too. I was thinking of getting this "model":

http://www.depend.com/products/individual/superplus.asp
post #39 of 85
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These look like the same thing but cost much less:

http://www.drugstore.com/products/pr...BUY-PLST-0-CAT
post #40 of 85
They seem to have good reviews......but honestly if you have a walmart near, it would probably be cheaper going with the off brand they have. I think you could get like 16, 18, 20 count pack depending on size and/or absorbancy for 8 something. Or the pack like I got was a 30 count pack for the same price as the smaller packs. I am not sure why there is a price difference. Maybe because theses are belted not like the normal pull up type underwear. I wonder if the belted ones would be uncomfortable while sleeping?
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