As your due date approaches you’ll spend hours researching buggy brands and weaning techniques. Or even discussing the pros and cons of the different pain killing options available during birth. But one of the things you probably won’t find yourself chatting about at your baby shower is post-birth bleeding.
Despite the fact that everyone bleeds after giving birth, it’s not something we ever really talk about. But here at Wear ‘em Out we’re all about speaking openly and ditching shame. Be it around periods, bladder weakness or post-birth bleeding.
Let’s demystify post-birth bleeding
The vaginal bleeding experienced after giving birth is known as lochia. The lochia is a combination of mucous, tissue and blood that the womb sheds as it replaces its lining after you’ve given birth.
It can be quite heavy at first, and you may notice the bleeding is redder and heavier when you breastfeed. This happens because breastfeeding makes your womb contract. You may also feel cramps similar to period pains.
The NHS advises that this bleeding will carry on for a few weeks. But that it will gradually turn a brownish colour and decrease until it finally stops.
Get prepared with the Wear ‘em Out Post-Birth Pack
We’d suggest thinking about postpartum bleeding when you pack your hospital bag. You’ll have enough to deal with when the baby arrives without trying to find pads that are up to the job!
Or as we call them, the bosses.
Alternatively, you can buy pads individually, or stock up with a pick and mix 12 pads Bumper Pack and get 10% off each pad in the pack too.
A little tip – You may want to opt for the Light Grey lining, as the lighter fabric will allow you to monitor your blood loss.
Stress free reusable sanitary pads
As well as making sure our pads are absorbent enough for the job, we’ve also taken care of all of the other important details. Because after birth you’ll have your mind and your hands full.
Wear ‘em Out reusable reusable sanitary pads attach to your underwear the same way a disposable would, they have wings with double nickel-free poppers for a nice secure fit.
They’re made of breathable fabrics that allow moisture to evaporate. Less moisture equals less bacteria, so when you’re wearing our pads there’s less odour than you would get with disposable pads. Our carefully thought through design also means that the pads can be washed and dried efficiently. Washing your pads is simple and can be done either by hand or in your machine.
And, most importantly, they’re comfortable. At a time when you really need it.