Maybe a stupid question but.................

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  1. clever_blond

    clever_blond Well-Known Member

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    I have read on loads of the birth stories about using a pad when your waters break. What i want to know is what kind of pad??

    Is it a normal sanitary pad? or a maternity pad? or a special pad? I know this sounds dumb but thought would ask anyway!
     
  2. Mother of 4

    Mother of 4 Mom to 5 & pregnant

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    I just stuffed my pants with towels...I was pouring!
     
  3. DaretoDream

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    Well i was told by a nurse that only 10 % of us actually break our waters naturally if a new mom. :shrug: don't know if that's real or not. BUT she told us to just use a regular sanitary pad- more to see if it really is your waters that broke... but i don't know. I actually don't know anyone who had it break on it's own. Strange don't you think?

    I think it all depends on how much you leak. Have the option of all of them just in case. Small medium and large.
     
  4. BabyBoyNYC

    BabyBoyNYC Well-Known Member

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    i don't think it matters, panty liner or pad, its just to see if they keep getting wet. had to do this when I had a huge gush of watery discharge
     
  5. Lois

    Lois Me, OH, Evie & Joseph

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    Maternity pad because a lot of fluid can come out over a short space of time and you'll want something really absorbant.

    Lx
     

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