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Postpartum Bleeding Products


Updated September 28, 2011

After you give birth to your baby you will bleed vaginally. This blood is coming from the site on your uterus where the placenta was attached and is now healing. It is called lochia. Using maxi pads and other absorbent materials will help catch the blood, but the products need to be weighed carefully to help prevent irritation on your skin and keep you comfortable.

1. Poise Pads

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Poise pads were originally meant for urinary incontinence. Many new moms have found that when the bleeding is at its heaviest in the first few days of postpartum, these bigger, more absorbent pads do the trick. They also have such great coverage from front to back that they prevent leaks onto your underpants and night clothes. They are self adhesive.
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2. Always Overnight Protection

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Always Overnight Protection pads come in very handy when your lochia is at its heaviest. The super absorbent stay dry lining is amazing. But after a few days some moms say they have to switch to another brand because it works so well that it dries the sensitive skin out. These are adhesive and just attach to your underwear. There are other sizes and "styles" available, including ones with wings.
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3. NatraCare Overnight Protection

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100% organic cotton and yet disposable, make these pads a nice choice for those who want to be eco-friendly without washing their own pads. They are also plastic free, bleach free and perfume free.

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4. Luna Pads

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These reuseable cloth pads are great for after baby.  The soft cotton can help make your postpartum period easier on your skin.  They are built to protect you from accidents and keep your clothes clean. 

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5. Glad Rags Pantyliners

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Glad Rags offer cotton reusable pantyliners as well as other sizes of pads for menstrual and postpartum blood flow. These snap around your underwear to stay in place. You can get them in colors or undyed.

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6. GIZA Reusable Cotton Pads

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These eco-friendly reusable cotton menstrual pads are designed to be worn and washed. They are irritant free so a great choice for someone who is bothered by chemicals or simply desiring a more natural lifestyle. Simply toss them into the washer and clean them for the next use.

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