Think of the hugest, thickest maxi pad you have ever seen – like before they even came out with those ones that are somehow incredibly thin and yet also really very absorbent. Picture the really long ones with huge wings that fold under the crotch of panties to keep them
in place, the extra-extra-long variety that look as if they might extend from the wearer’s belly button on one end to well above the butt crack on the other.
Those are nothin’ compared to these.
These pads used immediately postpartum are huge. They are massive. Really, they are adult diapers without the fancy tabs to hold them in place independently of underwear.
Truly, these throwaway wonders are quite gargantuan.
But you know what? It’s because they sort of need to be.