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Any suggestions for good pads for after labour please?

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Funnyonion17 Thu 16-Feb-17 18:19:55

First labour I stupidly took always night, the mesh on them irritated my stitches.

Second labour I took asda maternity pads, constantly leaked.

Due 3rd in may and just starting to think about my hospital bag. Any suggestions for good sanitary or maternity pads please? Thanks

FellOutOfBed2wice Thu 16-Feb-17 18:21:54

I wore the Tena Lady pants. Much better than pads. No irritation, no leaks.

ineedamoreadultieradult Thu 16-Feb-17 18:23:26

I second tena lady pants very comfy and no leaks.

Mummytobe11 Thu 16-Feb-17 18:30:29

I loved the mothercare aloe Vera ones.

Summerdays2014 Thu 16-Feb-17 18:31:55

The Mothercare ones with wings.

Funnyonion17 Thu 16-Feb-17 18:56:42

Oooh thankyou everyone, the Tena pants sound ideal.

Mumchatting Thu 16-Feb-17 21:35:43

Mothercare maternity towels and Tesco ones too.

Afreshstartplease Thu 16-Feb-17 21:37:08

I used both winged night time pads and big maternity pads

So winged on first then layer up with one or two of the big fuckers

HandbagFan Thu 16-Feb-17 22:26:19

Boots own brand were thick but soft.

daisygirlmac Thu 16-Feb-17 22:28:23

I second Boots, much comfier and stuck in place better than the Morrisons ones DH fetched me when I ran out

Bellaposy Thu 16-Feb-17 22:30:48

Another vote for boots. They do two thicknesses - thick for just after and then a lighter one when it slows down.

cocopops88 Thu 16-Feb-17 22:38:37

I used boots incontinence pads, never had a leak.

westeringhome Fri 17-Feb-17 07:08:44

Medicare maternity pads are brilliant - big thick comfortable and mattress like, the same as you get in the hospital. Then Boots ones.

minijoeyjojo Fri 17-Feb-17 07:10:08

Tesco were my favourite, thick and soft. The thin ones were great for a few weeks in too.

peaceloveandbiscuits Fri 17-Feb-17 09:13:14

Boots were my favourite, but I ended up with mostly Sainsbury's as that was the closest shop in emergencies sad do not recommend!

I've looked into getting incontinence pants this time but impossible to find in plus sizes.

mainlywingingit Fri 17-Feb-17 09:14:33

No bloody scented. I bought bucket loads of the things in advance. Enough to make me feel sick!! And large!

soundsystem Fri 17-Feb-17 16:01:15

I used the Tesco maternity pads both times - no leaks. Big and soft, like sitting on a pillow!

GemSingleton Fri 17-Feb-17 16:06:08

I used boots plus they were on offer.

A very nice midwife also suggested Kotex, they are a sanitary towel but don't have all the stuff in them like most sanitary towels do. She said use the Kotex night time as they are absorbent too.

You can get them from more independent chemists.

NotCitrus Fri 17-Feb-17 16:07:34

Kotex night time were the ones my local chemist recommended and did the job.

NameChange30 Fri 17-Feb-17 16:08:59

I've bought Natracare maternity pads, all natural with no crap in them.

divadee Fri 17-Feb-17 16:58:01

I used tesco maternity pads with a tena lady discreet pants. It made me feel really secure about leaks etc... especially at night. I also had an incontinence sheet under the bed sheet incase of leaks.

3 weeks later I am on the always and just about to move to panty liners as there is not a lot there.

Saying all that I didn't bleed heavily as I had a retained placenta so had surgery to remove that and I assume they removed a lot of Lochia blood as I haven't been that heavy. With my first I was heavy for 4 weeks.

Funnyonion17 Fri 17-Feb-17 17:09:23

Thanks so much everyone. I'm gonna buy the Tena pants and double up with pads too for the first few days. With my 2nd the breast feeding made me bleed much heavier and the leaking was horrendous, hoping to avoid that this time. Thinking black pjs for ward, Tena pants and one of the decent pads recommend should hopefully make me feel less insecure

einalem1984 Fri 17-Feb-17 20:57:10

I found the boots own brand maternity pads to be good smile

KittyWindbag Sun 19-Feb-17 07:34:09

Can I just jump on the back of this and ask which tena pants are best? I'm on the boots website now and there are various different kinds. What would people recommend?

welshweasel Sun 19-Feb-17 07:37:30

I used the always incontinence pants, absolutely amazing. No leaks at all.

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