I am usually a size 12 (wore normal knickers all through pregnancy) and bought big knickers. I went back to my ordinary knickers after 3 days, they kept the pad in place much more effectively for me! This was a month ago btw.
Yeah, I was wondering about this. I get the need for bigger knickers to accommodate the pads but at the same time if the knickers are too loose the pad will just move around. I'm a size 14 so might buy some 14 and some size 16 cheapo ones and see what works best at the time.
I've never understood this either, I wore size 10 pants throughout pregnancy and wore the same size afterwards. I'm also am wearing my normal short style pants after a c section not giant granny pants and they have been fine. Just buy what you feel comfortable in!
I'm a 10 went up to a 12 bought primark size 12-14 but changed the style from hipster brief to full brief mainly because I had a section, to go over scar. They were hanging off me. I would just buy fuller briefs In your actual size, maternity pads don't fill your knickers!!!