Post child birth it’s important to buy maternity pads, rather than ordinary sanitary towels. Maternity pads are longer, softer, and much more absorbent. The reason you need so many pads is that bleeding from your uterus (womb) will start soon after your baby is born. This is the case whether you had a vaginal or a caesarean birth. You may bleed for as little as two weeks to three weeks, or for as long as six weeks after having your baby. The flow will gradually become less. Red lochia usually tapers off within the first couple of weeks, though if you try to do too much too soon, it may start flowing again.
When shopping for maternity pads do not be under any illusions about what post-labour conditions are like, you will definitely need more than a traditional sanitary towel. Essentially ordinary sanitary towels are not designed for maternity use and you need will need to use purpose built maternity pads which can really support you.
When considering which Maternity Pad is best for you, there are only two things real options you need to consider – comfort and thickness.
Cottons Maternity Pads with wings have a 100% natural cotton coversheet for extra comfort, so they’re perfect for sensitive skin after childbirth.
Tested extensively by new mums and a leading Australian maternity hospital, Cottons Maternity Pads are designed to be highly absorbent and really comfortable.
They are designed to fit into your own underwear securely and are hypo-allergenic so suitable for even the most sensitive skin. When necessary they can be easily removed and should be hygienically disposed of.