What nobody told me when I was a 1st time mom

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Re: What nobody told me when I was a 1st time mom

Postby lbgoehefam » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:03 am

I agree with lucky. I'd try to stay away from ones with 'wings' as well bc if those don't stick perfect to your underwear they will end up flipping up and getting stuck to your skin, ass, and vag...and that's the last thing you want is to have to pull them off of your very sore bottom end. Our hospital supplied the ones that you twist and shake and turn into a frozen ice pack pad...those wear the best! I heard you can make your own by getting a super thick store bought pad wet and freezing them, but I'm just going to ask for a bunch of extra to take home with me.
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Re: What nobody told me when I was a 1st time mom

Postby B Michaelson » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:36 pm

Ok i wasn't sure about wings either but that sounds logical. I'm really hoping my hospital has something like that but I might freeze a few at home just in case they dont.

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Re: What nobody told me when I was a 1st time mom

Postby tryingnumber3 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:44 pm

I am tall (5ft11), so idk if that has anything to do with it, but always overnights with wings always worked well for me postpartum and during af. I recommend getting some witch hazel pads and some of that numbing spray for like scraped knees. The hospital gave me some of both, but I ran through it.
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Re: What nobody told me when I was a 1st time mom

Postby B Michaelson » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:48 pm

I think those were the ones I got. I'm not sure. I grabbed the largest size overnights. I hink I might need granny panties though because the maternity ones I have just don't do it anymore. Maybe that would help. I just hate the elastic on underwear.
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Re: What nobody told me when I was a 1st time mom

Postby tryingnumber3 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:02 pm

Some hanes bikini underwear are perfect for use postpartum.
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Re: What nobody told me when I was a 1st time mom

Postby Luckyduck23 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:17 pm

Oh yea I forgot about those Lauren!! Ladies, grab as money as u can from your hospital (I believe they're standard in L&D departments, wherever u are!) bc those freeze pads are the next best thing this side of sliced bread lol
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Re: What nobody told me when I was a 1st time mom

Postby lbgoehefam » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:23 pm

Yep! Like cold, wet, heavenly, angel kisses on a road rashed bottom!
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Re: What nobody told me when I was a 1st time mom

Postby B Michaelson » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:11 pm

I like Hanes bikini. Was using them before my bfp but they don't fit anymore. I will have to go for xxl lol.
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Re: What nobody told me when I was a 1st time mom

Postby 80's Baby » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:33 pm

The pads with wings will absolutely end up stuck to the side of your leg. lol Find the biggest phone-book sized pads you can get your hands on, and stock up. The hospital gave me a few pairs of mesh undies to wear with the pads, and they worked great. The witch hazel pads are the most valuable resource on the planet for the first few weeks. For the love of all that is holy, don't let yourself run out! Nothing quite like sending DH out in a blizzard to fetch me some ass-soothers! :rofl:
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Re: What nobody told me when I was a 1st time mom

Postby tryingnumber3 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:47 pm

I'm jealous of you girls that got some ice pack pads! Is that something from after 2010? My youngest is 4 and I never got any!
If you make sure the wings are stuck to the bottom of your underwear and change them every few hours you shouldn't have a problem. At least I never did.
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Re: What nobody told me when I was a 1st time mom

Postby lbgoehefam » Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:18 pm

I know they had them with my first dd in 2008, so trying#3 you got jipped! Maybe at your hospital you have to request them? Idk, they always had a few stocked in my room and then I just asked for more if needed and asked for a stock pIle to take home with me.
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Re: What nobody told me when I was a 1st time mom

Postby tryingnumber3 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:54 pm

Dang! Well this time I am giving birth at kaiser instead of our city's community hospital, so maybe they will have them! I want to remember to ask because that sounds so awesome! I always took extra mesh panties and regular diaper like pads.
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Re: What nobody told me when I was a 1st time mom

Postby 80's Baby » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:02 pm

I didn't get ice packs, but my nurse sprayed the numbing stuff directly on the pad. That worked for me.
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Re: What nobody told me when I was a 1st time mom

Postby Luckyduck23 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:19 pm

Oh dang Im sorry y'all! I just assumed the ice pack pads were a standard thing bc they have them at all the l&d departments in every hospital here (jacksonville/orange park FL). I would definitely ask in case they keep them stashed away because seriously, they help ALOT with the pain.

The numbing spray never did jack sh** for me (though I still felt my epidural for about 6 hrs post delivery which was extra nice lol) and I tore pretty badly..Man I will be really upset if they didn't have those ice pads this time!
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Re: What nobody told me when I was a 1st time mom

Postby B Michaelson » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:39 am

Ok i got another few types to try out wthout wings. A kotex one and something that is actually for bladder leakage but looked nice and kushy. And some witch hazel. But shoot I forgot ziploc bags.

Got some more underpants and I still have the really light pair from my surgery in 2013. I think I might get another pair of those at the hospital because they are the best.

Guess I have an excuse to get out again tomorrow.

I am hoping the hospital has those ice pack things but I don't think they do here.
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