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#1 of 13 Old 04-05-2011, 12:45 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Do you recommend using Depends rather than OB pads?


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Use whatever you want. :)

 

I ordered most of my supplies from http://www.inhishands.com

 

I've got a few diaper looking things that seriously look like chux pads with fasteners for after the birth - maybe those are kind of like depends?

 

I also got a few extra long OB (overnight) pads for just after that and then I'm switching to my long cloth pads.


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I do for the first 12-24 hours. 


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I used depends for the first day or two -- not only for lochia, but I had next to zero bladder control in the first 24 hours or so. If I stood up or coughed or whatever on the way to the bathroom,  yeah, I pretty much peed myself lol.gif After around the first day, that got a lot better but I ♥ Depends for that first day or two.


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Me too. I think they are wonderful for the first few days.  Pads tend to be bulky and shift around, in my experience.  Depends are really pretty comfortable.


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I wish I had gotten some Depends or something like it...I used overnight maxi pads, which were okay but I still leaked blood on my bed and I also didn't have good bladder control the first day or so.  They were great after the first few days.

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They are wonderful for the first day. Pads have never worked great for me when laying down, which is all I do for the first couple days PP.

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Good to know! I guess the thought of wearing an adult diaper kinda seemed a little weird to me but if it will keep me from leaking and making a mess everywhere it's worth it.


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Maria-- that's what kept me away from it! lol. I still think it's a great idea, though. I was just being a snob. Maybe next time...


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Maria-- that's what kept me away from it! lol. I still think it's a great idea, though. I was just being a snob. Maybe next time...



Haha! I have some OB pads but I'm gonna go ahead a get some depends and give it a try. I'll try anything once!


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Anyone I know irl who tried depends instead of pads liked it!  I'll be using something like depends that my sister has left from her birth.


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I'm actually not a fan of the depends.  I'd rather use a pad and mesh panties.  I love those things :)

 

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I have the pads and mesh panties too leftover from my last birth. But I've been hearing a lot about people using the depends so I'll give it try. 


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