Extra Absorbent Maternity Pads: 0-2 weeks post-birth
Our super-absorbent Maternity Pads have been designed specifically for Lochia – the name for post-birth bleeding which requires a different level of protection than standard sanitary or bladder control pads.
Crafted from soft, breathable and dermatologically tested materials with no compromise on absorption levels, our heavy-duty Maternity Pads provide you with the comfort, discretion, and protection you need straight after birth for postpartum bleeding.
Multi-pack offer! Select the 60 pack option and just pay for 50, saving £2.49
We’ve partnered with Baby Basics charity to help vulnerable new mums get the hygiene products they need. When you donate a pack of Maternity Pads, we’ll match it for free.
- Anatomically shaped, longer and wider at the back
- Leak guard protection from the heaviest bleeding
- Adhesive back and wings to keep in place securely
- Soft and breathable, designed for tender, postpartum skin
- Fragrance free and naturally contoured for a comfortable fit post childbirth
- Individually wrapped for hygiene
Use straight after giving birth. Unwrap the individual pad and peel off the backing strip. Place inside pants and push firmly to secure the adhesive. Replace every 4 hours, or when needed. Move onto our Discreet & Absorbent Maternity Pads from week 2, or when you post-birth bleeding noticeably begins to slow.
10 individually wrapped Extra Absorbent Maternity Pads.
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Discreet Maternity Pads
Our discreet Maternity Pads have been developed to be used from week 2 post-partum, when your post-birth bleeding starts to reduce and you start to become more active.
All women experience bleeding after childbirth (whether they have a c-section or vaginal or birth) – this is called Lochia. There are 3 stages of lochia – typically lasting up to 6 weeks with mums needs changing as they progress through these stages.
Maternity Pads are designed specifically for use after giving birth . For many women, postpartum bleeding is heavier than a typical menstrual period, particularly in the first 2 weeks requiring a degree of protection not offered by traditional menstrual or bladder leakage pads.
Most new mums will bleed for up to 6 weeks after giving birth so Maternity Pads with wings for extra protection are recommended throughout this period. Maternity Pads will require changing as needed, or every 4 hours, so it’s likely you’ll need around 250 maternity pads over this period.
If you’re thinking about how many maternity pads for your hospital bag, we recommend taking 2 packs of our thick maternity pads (Extra Absorbent) for use straight after giving birth – these should last you just over 3 days so you’ll be covered in case you need to stay in a little longer.