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Asked by bearmamma

Q: Hospital bag packing help

Hi,
I read you need to take large sanitary pads for the bleeding, do they mean large as in overnight or large as in the chunky old school ones. Thanks

This question was asked May. 5, 2013 7:34am
Category: Labour & Delivery

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Answered by bearmamma - May. 11, 2013 10:23pm
Thanks ladies, that helps. If I can't find any maternity pads would Poise work? I'm in Canada.

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Answered by Maybebaby - May. 8, 2013 9:41am
In Queensland the hospitals only provide 1 or 2 patients have to provide our own, I took maternity pads as my bleeding was very heavey for the first week after bub was born.

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Answered by kCharleneS - May. 7, 2013 10:41pm
I'd take overnight because you bleed A LOT. You're essentially having 9 months worth of periods in a 4-6 week span (that's the best way that I can describe it). I don't know about where you're from, but I don't think I'll be bringing any with me because our hospital provides them (in Washington State). They're great; they're diapers that have had the back cut open and soft ice put inside to help with the swelling. I loved them. But I know others don't. So if you do choose to bring pads, bring the overnight ones.

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Answered by Dec2012baby - May. 7, 2013 6:42pm
I used the bigger ones and made sure to get ones with wings...so I wouldn't have an accident. I used the Always Maxi...they worked great...no sticking or uncomfortableness. You only need them for a few days and then you can swap to the regular thinner ones.

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Answered by PreggoCoconut - May. 6, 2013 4:49am
Buy the maternity ones, they aren't as chunky as you would think they are but they are way more adsorbent than regular or overnights. Everyone bleeds differently so you wont know till your in hospital, better to be safe than ruin heaps of undies!

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Answered by maggie22 - May. 5, 2013 9:51pm
i found that i really didnt need the maternity ones, the normal ones were more then enough.

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Answered by andBabymakes9 - May. 5, 2013 7:34pm
This is my 6th baby. And with my 5 births the hospital always provided them. Sometimes they're not the ones I'd prefer so I bring a few of my own. I get the overnight pads.

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Answered by Emma82v - May. 5, 2013 2:45pm
Yup the large ones. My doula also suggested stay away from those dry line ones as they may stick to drives if you end up having so e down there.

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Answered by BGGirl - May. 5, 2013 12:11pm
I know that my hospital gives you a whole pack of them so I didn't bother packing them in my bag. Does anyone else's hospital do this?

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Answered by mum212 - May. 5, 2013 9:17am
the old school chunky ones hun just so you don't leak and id get more then plenty just incase you get a very heavy bleed x I have on both of mine x

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