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How to Choose Postpartum Underwear

New mums deserve every bit of comfort they can get. That’s why choosing the right postpartum underwear is so important. With the right postpartum underwear, focus your attention on what matters – bonding with and caring for your new little one.There are a number of factors you’ll want to consider when choosingb postpartum underwear. They are:


Postpartum underwear should be gentle on your skin and sensitive parts as they heal after delivery. This is especially true if you’ve had a Caesarean section. It is critical that post C-section underwear doesn't irritate the skin. Nothing is worse than chafing against a raw wound from surgery that needs to heal. Mums who gave birth via vaginal delivery will also appreciate some extra softness around their sore parts.


It’s important that your post pregnancy underwear is breathable. Keeping your vaginal area, stitches and incision sites dry will prevent infection and promote healing.


All women experience vaginal bleeding after delivery. It’s perfectly normal and is your body’s way of flushing out the tissue and blood from your uterus that it used to support your pregnancy. For the first few days after delivering your baby, a regular menstrual pad will not quite cut it. You’ll need to find specialty products to absorb heavy postpartum bleeding, also known as lochia.


Your body will change shape quickly after delivery. Post pregnancy underwear that is flexible and conforms to your shape will ensure that you are always getting the best, most comfortable fit.


Everything is kind of, well, 'moving around' in there after delivery. Underwear with a moderate amount of support will make you feel more secure, enabling you to move about more easily while speeding up healing.

Always Discreet underwear is a great option for post pregnancy underwear.

Always Discreet is made of cotton, so it won’t irritate any of your sensitive areas after giving birth, like surgical incisions or stitching. The knickers are ultra absorbent, with gel technology that locks away fluid and moisture to keep you dry and

comfortable. This makes them ideal for heavy postpartum bleeding. Always Discreet are also thin and flexible, with a stretch cotton waist that conforms to your shape to keep your belly supported and comfortable. You may even forget you have them on.

After putting in all that work to grow and support your baby for nine months, your body deserves some extra loving care as it gets back to its pre-pregnancy self. Wearing the right postpartum underwear is the first step.

Always Discreet is a line of ultra thin and absorbent incontinence liners, pads, and underpants that allow you to discreetly go about your day without giving a second thought to your bladder leaks. Always Discreet have an absorbent core that turns liquid into gel – eliminating wetness and neutralising odours within seconds. Pick out the right Always Discreet for you and get back to doing the things you love, worry-free of bladder leaks.