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Hospital Bag question lunch lady 2 kids; Tennessee 2123 posts
14th Sep '12

It's been over 4 years since I had my son so I can't remember but does the hospital provide those large maxi pads or is that something I need to pack? Also, anyone have any recommendations on type/style of underwear to bring? Did anyone buy larger than normal underwear to accomodate pads or c-section sites?

JeNnAs MoMoM 2 kids; Pennsylvania 3090 posts
14th Sep '12

I got a few of those pads for home in fact now the pads have an ice pack in them and feel so good! I don't think you need special or big underwear. My underwear fit below the belly so I never had to buy maternity underwear.

Aribean 1 child; California 11400 posts
14th Sep '12
Quoting lunch lady:" It's been over 4 years since I had my son so I can't remember but does the hospital provide those large ... [snip!] ... on type/style of underwear to bring? Did anyone buy larger than normal underwear to accomodate pads or c-section sites?"


Yes they do and I didn't bother with them at all. I bought female depends instead and those thin overnight pads to line them with. They were super comfy :) and when i was done I could just toss the entire thing out instead of dealing with panties...

@#$#^$& Georgia 6994 posts
14th Sep '12

I totally over packed all 5 times! I would say make sure you bring enough pajama pants in case you leak. big ugly old lady pj's are the best... and the ugliest

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
14th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting lunch lady:</b>" It's been over 4 years since I had my son so I can't remember but does the hospital provide those large ... [snip!] ... on type/style of underwear to bring? Did anyone buy larger than normal underwear to accomodate pads or c-section sites?"</blockquote>



They provided me with like atleast 3 months worth of those diaper maxi pads, I actually still have some from when I had my son in June 2008 along with those mesh panties they have. I wont bother bringing either since normal pads wont do the trick and I dont feel like ruining real underwear.

lunch lady 2 kids; Tennessee 2123 posts
14th Sep '12
Quoting JeNnAs MoMoM:" I got a few of those pads for home in fact now the pads have an ice pack in them and feel so good! I ... [snip!] ... I don't think you need special or big underwear. My underwear fit below the belly so I never had to buy maternity underwear."


They had the ice packs when I had my son, I agree, they were amazing!

WTFno Due October 5; 3 kids; Ohio 2732 posts
14th Sep '12

The hospital I delivered at always provided me with huge pads and mesh disposable underwear. They both rock and I took extra home with me. They are not sexy in any way but I love them for after delivery.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49006 posts
14th Sep '12

my hospital provides 2 ipack pads and then the big pads and undies i used theres when i cam home i used them out and then i bought a pack of diapers because i bleed so bad then when it slowed down i used pads.

Aribean 1 child; California 11400 posts
14th Sep '12
Quoting ~georgiagirl~:" I totally over packed all 5 times! I would say make sure you bring enough pajama pants in case you leak. big ugly old lady pj's are the best... and the ugliest"



I had NO leaks with those depends lmao!

lunch lady 2 kids; Tennessee 2123 posts
14th Sep '12
Quoting Aribean:" Yes they do and I didn't bother with them at all. I bought female depends instead and those thin overnight ... [snip!] ... with. They were super comfy :) and when i was done I could just toss the entire thing out instead of dealing with panties..."


That's a really good idea lol I am going to be one sexy mama with my depends on 8)

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49006 posts
14th Sep '12
Quoting Aribean:" I had NO leaks with those depends lmao! "



me as well haha. i bought depends lol.... I bleed all over our bed with DS

♥MamaToSilas♥ 1 child; Illinois 9212 posts
status 14th Sep '12

They provided them. But when I went home I just wore my regular underwear and used kotex maxi overnights for the first week and then just the regular maxis the next week. I had super light bleeding tho.

@#$#^$& Georgia 6994 posts
14th Sep '12
Quoting Aribean:" I had NO leaks with those depends lmao! "

HAAAAAAA

Aribean 1 child; California 11400 posts
14th Sep '12
Quoting ~georgiagirl~:" HAAAAAAA"


LOL seriously, they are awesome :)

*D & S's Momma * 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Winter Haven, Florida 1849 posts
15th Sep '12

I brought big old maxi pads and granny undies to the hospital but the pads and the stretchy type panties they had after delivery were AMAZING, I asked to take some home and used those for the first few days lol