One of the frequently asked questions of those about to have their first child is about the postpartum pad. How many use? Which brand to buy? Until when to use? Is it really necessary? So let’s clarify all these doubts of women who are preparing for the most exciting moment in life!
It is a fact that all women have different menstrual flows from one another, and postpartum menstruation is like that too. Some women may have longer cycles than others after giving birth , and the secret is knowing when and how to use postpartum pads.
What is Postpartum Absorber?
The normal absorbent is suitable for moderate to minor flows. The night absorbent can take a little longer, because it is longer than the normal absorbent and also contains more gel to absorb the blood. Therefore, it is also indicated for slightly larger flows and can even be used quietly in the postpartum period. However, the industry of the branch, have already put on the market several absorbent options even greater than the nighttime.
The postpartum absorbent is an absorbent large enough to withstand the theoretically larger volume that would come after delivery , especially normal delivery . He whose size goes from the middle of the buttocks to the upper part of the pelvis. Its thickness is also greater than that of ordinary absorbents. Some brands resemble the adult diaper liner. In fact, some of them are the diaper itself, but with some changes.
Important: diapers for adults are often used in maternity. In addition to practices for nurses who care for the woman who gave birth recently, they are quite large and can handle bleeding with clots from the first hours
How to Choose the Postpartum Absorber
To choose the ideal postpartum absorbent even in the first delivery is somewhat complicated. You will not know how much you will menstruate after giving birth, nor will you know if you really need to use the larger tampon. However, the larger tampon is required to be present in the mother’s maternity bag , unless the hospital provides the item (usually the maternity ward provides a list of what it says and does not provide for the mother and baby). Menstrual flow tends to be very large after normal delivery, even more than in cesarean delivery . This is because cesarean delivery will have much of the blood removed at the time of removal of the placenta, while normal delivery will expel the rest of the blood through the vagina with natural detachment.. Therefore, we can conclude that theoretically women who will have or had a normal delivery will need the postpartum absorbent more than other women who have had a cesarean delivery.
The type of delivery will help you decide if the postpartum absorbent, the thicker and larger, will be necessary, but it is always good to have some spare at home for safety. The biggest flow is usually in the first three days after delivery, so there is no point in stocking the larger pad, but some units are always good, especially in periods when the woman needs to be away from home. The traditional absorbent for postpartum are the Modes without flaps, thick and quite long. They are great too!
Does the Night Absorber Work? Are there alternatives?
Yes, but the frequency of the exchange is much higher. The night absorbent is a hand in the wheel even on those days when it is not so necessary to prevent leaks. Yes, you can take night pads for maternity, in relation to the number of packages, say 2 for the first 3 days, this will be the maximum you will use.
However, there are those who want, like or choose to use disposable panties that already come with the absorbent attached. These panties are very similar to adult diapers, but with a leaner look, it does not make as much volume as the conventional diaper. These disposable panties can be purchased in unit packs or with eight units, and it is certainly a great ally of the puerperal. Their fabric is very thin and in some more specialized brands such as Plenitude, they dress very well without hurting the cesarean scar if there is, because the waistband is quite high. There are also alternative brands of this same model of panties, Tena. The size should be chosen according to the weight, always remembering that it will be swollen and that you will need a size larger than indicated to not squeeze and bother.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.