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Bellabelloo Thu 19-Jan-17 19:23:31

Did anyone use special c-section knickers after their c-section? And if no, would you recommend them? And which brand?

I have had lots of surgery in the past and found light compression (which is what the knickers offer) really helped with healing the scar tissue better, so am tempted, but they are quite pricey for something I will only wear for a few weeks...

Thank you.


SuckingEggs Thu 19-Jan-17 19:25:06

Big full pants (granny pants) from Asda or similar. Cheap and comfy.

AmeliaJack Thu 19-Jan-17 19:25:56

I didn't buy special c-section pants, but I did buy big maternity pants so that the waist band was well out of the way of my scar.

Coldhandscoldheart Thu 19-Jan-17 19:26:34

I used Tena pants, don't let them put those horrible net knickers on you, the elastic goes right on the scar I found.

coffeeneeded Thu 19-Jan-17 19:28:41

MASSIVE PANTS!! It's the only and best way! Good luck.

MoreProseccoNow Thu 19-Jan-17 19:30:11

Make sure they are 100% cotton & right up to your belly button --or they will slide down into your Caesarian she--lf.

Ilovecaindingle Thu 19-Jan-17 19:31:14

Primark granny pants - black pack!! Bigger size tho!!

bump6 Thu 19-Jan-17 19:31:34

Bridget Jones pants!

ShatnersBassoon Thu 19-Jan-17 19:32:15

Biiiiig black ones from Primark. I used the biggest regular sanitary towels I could find too, not the special maternity ones.

parmavioletmartini Thu 19-Jan-17 19:32:50

I used some blooming marvellous ones I think (from mothercare) the compression was great, I'm actually still wearing them under my jeans to hold everything in.
I had giant cotton ones from primary for the night.

MazDazzle Thu 19-Jan-17 19:34:14

I bought these from Tesco. They are great!

JohnLapsleyParlabane Thu 19-Jan-17 19:35:35

I'm going to go against the grain here...o bought one pack of mega pants and only wore them once each. By the time I was 5 days pp I just wore my normal low rise bikinis.
I did however wear a pregnancy bump band a lot in the first few weeks post partum.

AmeliaJack Thu 19-Jan-17 19:38:24

Jack you wore low rise bikinis 5 days after a c-section Jack? Eek <shudders>

JohnLapsleyParlabane Thu 19-Jan-17 19:47:34

Yup. I am clearly a weirdo wink
My incision healed beautifully and very quickly, almost all the pain I had was the higher up bruising from the retractors.

megletthesecond Thu 19-Jan-17 19:51:01

Anything that comes up to your belly button should be fine. I bought giant pants from primark.

AmeliaJack Thu 19-Jan-17 19:53:27

Well not weird Jack as clearly you were comfortable but the very thought of it makes me wince.

SooDeNimm Thu 19-Jan-17 19:54:03

Primark SEAMLESS knickers. They're so soft, nothing digs in at all. I started wearing them after my first cs and I've not worn any other kind of knicker since.

mimiholls Thu 19-Jan-17 20:16:36

Yes I used the Cantaloop c section pants, available from John Lewis. They were pricey but were great, offer tummy support too which I found good. They were much much better and more comfy than ordinary large knickers. I still wear them!

Thed0gs Thu 19-Jan-17 22:04:36

Giant knickers (Sainsbury's) here too...and I still secretly love wearing them now grin

TurquoiseDress Fri 20-Jan-17 18:07:52

I bought some black ones from Mothercare, they were actually fairly comfortable after the first couple of days (found the first 48 generally painful & uncomfortable) and I just wore massive black cotton knickers- think they were just normal maternity ones.

Funny, I didn't really wear maternity knickers at all during my pregnancy, only really after my ELCS and a few months down the line!

SubordinateThatClause Fri 20-Jan-17 18:14:34

Sloggi soft shorts - the most comfortable knicker in the universe!

Picklingaround79 Sat 21-Jan-17 15:33:16

Just bought m&s massive 100% cotton waist high pants - loving them in late pregnancy! Also bought a c-section belt off amazon to wear underneath after reading some positive reviews here. Was 12 quid and hoping it will make my scar feel slightly safer from
my boisterous 2yr old...

silverfishlondon Sat 21-Jan-17 15:40:21

Primarks massive high wasited ones to start with ( go in the bin when stained) then moved on to m&s giant high waisted pants. I seem to still be wearing them sometimes since first c sectiion 2 years ago ..

SpunBodgeSquarepants Sat 21-Jan-17 15:46:10

XL mens boxers from primark. Waistband comes up just below my belly button so very comfy, cheap too.

Bellabelloo Sat 21-Jan-17 19:24:28

Thanks everyone. I have some cheap big knickers - it was more the compression question and whether it helps (sounds like from a couple of you it might have). I had breast cancer and had a double mastectomy and had some post-surgery compression bras and suffered fewer problems with healing and scar tissue than some of the other girls I met at the hospital. So think the compression knickers might be worth a try, but are so expensive. Apparently they help suck your tummy back in quicker too...!!

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