Granny pants and CS question

(19 Posts)
Cornwall73 Tue 25-Jun-13 09:52:58

Thank you! I've got 10 granny pants size 10 from two yrs ago when I had a fibroid op. Ended up with keyhole surgery so didn't need them very much at all. I think I'll get an additional size 12 pack and that should be me sorted in the pant dept - hoping all the extra weight are the babies/placentas/fluid and not extra fat!

rallytog1 Tue 25-Jun-13 07:51:44

I'm 9 weeks post-cs and still wearing them - I can't imagine being able to wear normal pants again but fingers crossed!

I had 2 sizes up for the first couple of weeks (altho I swelled up like a balloon as I needed some unexpected extra surgery, which shouldn't happen to you) and am now in one size up from normal.

atrcts Tue 25-Jun-13 07:48:05

Cornwall73 I bought one multipack size 10 from M&S for a fiver - which is my normal size, and one multipack from primark for almost half that price but instead of choosing 10-12 I went for the next size up 12-14.

I found the large size needs hitching up and doesn't hold the maternity pad closeshock so I wish I'd stuck to my normal size.

southbank Tue 25-Jun-13 07:35:32

My dts are 3 and I'm still wearing them confused
just can't stand feeling anything touching or rubbing my tummy.
Tbh I don't feel like I'll ever be able to wear anything nicer i have to have them for comfort

I bought a size bigger. I'm 10 weeks post op now and can fit into normal jeans again but I still don't like normal knickers near my scar.

Cornwall73 Tue 25-Jun-13 07:19:20

Planning on buying granny pants but do you buy your pre-pg size or one bigger? I'm expecting twins.

Billy11 Mon 24-Jun-13 22:54:28

i used them for ages...but its more jeans and trousers that cut in to you if you start wearing them too soon after...

QTPie Thu 13-Jun-13 15:44:34

atrcts, if you have the pants and use them (even if your normal pants don't irritate), then it isn't a big thing (if they are cheap). If you don't khave them and need them, then it might be a pain to get them. Assuming you aren't planning to return to "underwear modelling" a couple of weeks after birth, that is (granny pants are no good for that) grin

To be honest, it is pretty good to have "disposable" (ie that you cannery happily bin after the first 2/3 months) underwear after a birth. Most people (even after ELCS) bleed for quite a few weeks and it is quite yucky. Oh, amd the post-CS night sweats.... Everything ends up in the wash then. You may want quite a lot of pants to just be able to regularly throw in the wash, then bin them when you have stooped bleeding and feel comfortable in normal pants.

atrcts Thu 13-Jun-13 11:04:14

Oh crikey! Looks like it might need to be a wait and see game! I'm a week today so will review it again in another week and if no change might venture out for another pack! wink

Jollyb Wed 12-Jun-13 20:44:56

I only needed mine for a couple of weeks.

Ha monkey, my husband asked me if this was the inevitable decline into old ladydom. They are super comfy though. I note M&S do some styles that have higher tops but aren't quite so huge overall. I'll probably have to shift into those eventually.

didireallysaythat Wed 12-Jun-13 18:34:08

A couple of weeks for me....

IControlSandwichMonkey Wed 12-Jun-13 18:01:22

I bought the Asda four packs too. DS is 21 months now and I still love them. They're so comfortable. I try not to wear them all the time. grin

The top layer of skin is the last to heal so anything with a seam there will rub and irritate until you're a few months post partum I'd imagine. I wore them for as long as possible...

I'm still in granny pants after 8 weeks as all my normal ones sit right on the scar. (Also I secretly love granny pants now. I have 8 pairs, two four packs from Asda.)

atrcts Wed 12-Jun-13 17:53:51

Thanks all - really useful to know it takes a while before returning to low rise underwear, and that the granny pants might not be the only/best option necessarily!

Off I go to hunt down some more (online) to keep me going for 3 months!

MummyOfSunbeam Wed 12-Jun-13 17:02:41

Like previous poster I could fit into my pre pregnancy jeans very quickly but I wanted v baggy pants for a lot longer than that because the scar was ry tender. In fact he m&s granny pants I bought were ghastly in my case , too hard somehow. I bought disposable net knickers from NCT website and they were wonderful - and helped healing too because of air etc

QTPie Wed 12-Jun-13 16:49:55

You don't need "granny pants" as such, just not "low rise" (so M&S "high leg" should be ok, but not their "bikini"). So you don't have to feel quite so unattractive... ;)

I agree with 3 months. I was able to fit in my prepregnancy jeans two weeks after birth, BUT I found that my good old maternity jeans put a lot less pressure in that whole "tender" area (especially when sitting/bending). I wore yoga pants around the house.

cbatbh Wed 12-Jun-13 11:57:53

About 3 months. Even though the scar had healed, the top of the ordinary knickers would sit right on top of the scar and was uncomfortable. Plus granny pants also good for holding in place maternity pads and night pads.

atrcts Wed 12-Jun-13 11:53:15

How long did everyone need to use the granny pants for comfort with the healing CS scar?

I'm wondering how many I need to buy and if it's only for 2 weeks then not many, but if it's for 3 months then maybe a few more!

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