I think so, yes. the problem with putting anything up there is that the wound where your placenta was attached is still bleeding and your cervix is still open, so there's a risk of infection if you start putting things up near there.
I'd play safe and stick to the lovely duvets maternity pads.
Do you know after all the mucking around with that area which goes on when you're giving birth I seriuosly doubt you'd want to go anywhere near that area for quite some time!! Maternity pads are so comfy and reassuring!
I think it would probably be too painful to take out and put in, tbh. Your perinium is very tender and swollen for quite a few days/weeks. Also, if you tear and have to have stitches you really, really wouldn't want to be scraping a big bit of plastic against them <-- that's what your face would look like, I reckon .
I have one but wouldn't let it anywhere near my bits after giving birth .
Thanks everyone - you've confirmed what I thought. Had to have episiotomy and stitches last time, so totally agree that the last thing I will probably be wanting to do is sticking anything up there (couldn't even bring myself to look at it)... Just loathe the sanitary towel thing, may well look into the reusable pads so thank you for that suggestion lulumama.