The 7 Best Pads for Postpartum Bleeding of 2019

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First Look

Poise Pads at Amazon

"Have great coverage from front to back."

Always Overnight Protection at Amazon

"They're adhesive and attach to your underwear."

NatraCare Overnight Protection at Amazon

"100% organic cotton and disposable."

Heart Felt Pads at Amazon

"These reusable cloth pads are great for after baby."

Glad Rags Pantyliners and Pads at Amazon

"Reusable, they snap around your underwear to stay in place."

Seamless High Waist Mesh Panties at Amazon

"An upgrade from the hospital version."

TENA Disposable Underwear at Amazon

"Some mothers use them in addition to other protection."

Our Top Picks

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Poise Pads

Poise Pads for postpartum bleeding
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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 nightclothes. They are self-adhesive.

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Always Overnight Protection

Always Maxi Pads for Postpartum Bleeding
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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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NatraCare Overnight Protection

NatraCare for postpartum bleeding
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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. There are multiple sizes available both in terms of numbers of pads in a pack as well as the sizes of the pads in terms of flow.

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Heart Felt Pads

Luna Pads for Postpartum Bleeding
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These reusable 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. They also have charcoal inside to help with odor neutralization and staining.

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Glad Rags Pantyliners and Pads

Glad Rags for Postpartum Bleeding
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Glad Rags offers cotton reusable overnight pads as well as 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. This is great if your skin is really sensitive and having multiple sizes means that you can select the right size for your flow.

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Seamless High Waist Mesh Panties

Molly Mesh Panty for Postpartum
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 You may have heard people talk about the super-secret postpartum underwear. That would be these mesh panties. This is an upgrade from the hospital version in that they are seamless, but the concept is the same—breathable underwear that is close to disposable. You don't need to worry about bleeding on these. They can be rinsed out and reused or tossed. You can use these even if you have had a cesarean, because of the high waisted nature, it will not hit your cesarean incision.

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TENA Disposable Underwear

TENA Disposable Underwear
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If you really want to use disposable underwear—look no further. These are really meant to be one-time use underwear. Some mothers use them in addition to other protection, but they are designed to be a single line of defense for incontinence, but many postpartum women rave about them. They do come in multiple sizes. 

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