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Old 09-25-2015, 08:30 PM   #1
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Depends for after birth bleeding?

Has anyone used them for that purpose? How did they work?

Has anyone considered them for after this pregnancy?

Apparently they're supposed to be easier, more comfortable, and have less leaks than big pads and mesh underwear.

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Old 09-26-2015, 10:21 AM   #2
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Re: Depends for after birth bleeding?

I used them (actually I used a sample pack of Depends and then some size L Huggies GoodNites...) during the day for the first day or two I was at home and then at night for a few more days. Never had leaks or any other problems from them. Will probably do the same again if we have a second.


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I did. I loved that I didn't have to worry about any shifting or leaking. No one could tell that I was wearing them. It was so much more comfortable than a pad (probably because I've never liked wearing pads). I will absolutely do it again when we have another child.
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I did. I loved that I didn't have to worry about any shifting or leaking. No one could tell that I was wearing them. It was so much more comfortable than a pad (probably because I've never liked wearing pads). I will absolutely do it again when we have another child.
I have heard people say this but I have a hard time computing it in my mind....it seems like it would be a ginormous pad, so less comfortable. Is it softer? More breathable? Something else?

Personally I don't think I will be doing it, disposable products tend to make me sweat and itch. Although if these are way different they might not, but I'd hate to buy some to see, and my really heavy bleeding doesn't last long anyway.
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Old 09-28-2015, 03:03 PM   #5
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Re: Depends for after birth bleeding?

I've used them. I liked that you didn't have to worry about a pad shifting or leaking. I didn't find them super comfortable but it's not like those giant pads and mesh underwear are any better. I found I got kinda sweaty in them, but overall they were good when it came to the heavy bleeding the first couple of days.
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I have heard people say this but I have a hard time computing it in my mind....it seems like it would be a ginormous pad, so less comfortable. Is it softer? More breathable? Something else? Personally I don't think I will be doing it, disposable products tend to make me sweat and itch. Although if these are way different they might not, but I'd hate to buy some to see, and my really heavy bleeding doesn't last long anyway.
It's more like thicker underwear. Imagine it more like waterproof cloth trainers for potty training kids but adult size. There isn't a large lump of fabric taped in the necessary part of your underwear. For me, even disposable panty liners never stay stuck to my underwear and then end up getting painfully stuck to sensitive areas; so making it more like underwear and zero adhesive makes it much more doable for me.

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Re: Depends for after birth bleeding?

My major issue with the big cloth pads and mesh underwear is the shifting. At night I tend to leak a lot. I'm also on blood thinner so, though I haven't seemed to bleed for longer than normal, I may bleed more than a woman not on blood thinner.
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Re: Depends for after birth bleeding?

Did you use a certain brand and absorbency?

I went on and ordered the free sample pack from the Depends site. I did look at them when we went grocery shopping, just to see what was on the shelf.

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Did you use a certain brand and absorbency? I went on and ordered the free sample pack from the Depends site. I did look at them when we went grocery shopping, just to see what was on the shelf.
I got the Depend brand specifically for women in maximum absorbency. It was (when I got it at least) a dark green bag with a purple stripe on it. If necessary, I can try to figure out how to post a pic for you.
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Re: Depends for after birth bleeding?

I will look for those, thanks!
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