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      01.04.2006 16:33
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      Stops you having messy knickers!

      From the moment i found out i was pregnant i was buting loadz of pregnancy books & mags and writing out a list as long as my arm for what i needed to get for the birth and stay in hospital! Never mind all the stuff i had to get for the baby!


      In every single book and magazine i read they were all advising you to buy disposable maternity pants for after the birth as you can bleed very heavily after the birth and you could ruin your normal underwear.


      I wasnt sure. When i was working before i was pregnant i rememba one of the girls i worked with was pregnent for the second time. And at lunchtime in the staff room she was looking through bags of shopping that she had just been out and bought and she pulled out this box of disposable maternity knickers! I was shocked that such a thing existed! I had never heard of them before! But then i suppose its not the kind of thing that you know about unless you or someone you are close to has been pregnant!


      She pulled a pair of them out to show me! They were hideous! Massive paper pants! At the time i thought there is no way that you will get me in a pair of them!


      But here i was pregnant, standing in mothercare holding a box of disposable underwear just about to go and buy them! I couldnt beleive that i was actually going to have to wear these horrible things! As i was waiting in the queue desperatley trying to hide the box i was holding a woman i used to work with who had just had her baby a few months before came over and said to me "they were the best things i have ever bought. Im so glad i didnt use normal underwear as i bled loadz and had to change them every hour cause they were soaked through every time!" I was so embarassed! there was a big queue of people and they all heard her!


      Then before i knew it i had given birth! Aimee was here! I couldnt beleive it! As i only had gas and air as pain releif i was able to go for a bath! Which was much needed! But when i got out the bath i decided that i would just use normal underwear as i had looked at the disposable ones again and they looked even more ugly than they did the first time i set eyes on them!


      Wen i went back to the ward everyone came up to see me. So i left baby Aimee with everyone cooing over her and went to the toilet and to my horror i had bled right through the towel onto my pants!Iwas mortified! What was i going to do! I couldnt go back out in front of everyone! So in the end i had to buzz for the nurse to come and rescue me! How embarrasing!


      If only i had used the disposable ones like everyone had said!

      And as for them being unatractive beleive me you will not care! As the last thing you want to do after having a baby is let anyone see your pants let alone have sex! And by the time you are ready to have sex again you wont be wearing the big ugly pants anymore! Hurrah!


      HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?
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      I purchased mine from a mothercare store which were £1.99 for 5 pairs. But if you buy them from mothercares website it will cost you a further £4.95 for standard uk delivery. But they are available in boots and some supermarkets if they have a big baby section. They would probably be a lot cheaper one of those places!


      All in all i would highly recomend using these as otherwise you will be presented with a pile of blood stained pants to wash! Which is the last thing you want to do when you have just had a baby!


      I hope this is of use to you pregnant women out there!


      Thank you for reading. xx

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        15.12.2005 00:40
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        Easy to use and mess free and at a great price.

        I decided on disposables after ruining all my knickers after my first baby. Dubious at first i bought Boots own make as they were the cheapest.

        These knickers are made of a very soft material, they are loose and the elasitic is not to tight. Wearing them after my second baby i discovered that it doesn't matter what they look like they are ultra comfy and easy to pull off and chuck away. No messing about with dirty sanatary towels.

        I used them for about three weeks and the cost was no more than you would pay to buy another handful of normal pants.

        The Boots own make came each individualy wrapped in a small folded packet, no bigger than an egg so they were easy to stuff into your hand bag without people knowing what they were. This kept them clean and ready to use.

        I would recomend them to anybody after having a baby and during a monthy cycle. I even bought myself some big 'bum pants' when i finished using them as i had rediscovered the comfiness of big panties.

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          05.08.2001 07:09
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          With my first 2 pregnancies I had heard a lot of people ranting and raving about disposible knickers,but being a young mum I really couldn't have imagined anything so horrendous as a paper pair of granny knickers. I was really dead against the whole idea of them. But after each birth the amount of pants I bought and had to throw away because they were ruined was ridiculous. With my third pregnancy I decieded one day to have a trip to Mothercare and stock up on all the essentials for my hospital bag,my husband (being as suttle as a brick)shouted me from across the store that he had found the disposable knickers after turning the deepest shade of red I didn't have the heart to have a go at him and put them reluctantly in the shopping basket. I am sooooo glad that he did what he did as he saved us a small fortune after the birth of our 3rd child I,I had actualy forgotton all about them until after I had,had her and I was going through my hospital bag and came across them stuffed in a side pocket,I decieded to give them a go as they were there anyway and what a great bit of kit they are. You don't realise just how much you are going to bleed and leak but rather than ruining your own underwear you can just wear these once and throw them away so they are more hygenic. I found them to be much more comfortable as they are so big and soft at the end of the day no one will know what you're wearing apart from maybe the midwife and doctor and yourself but they will have seen it all before and this is something that you really have to remember.

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            05.04.2001 04:29
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            having gone into hospital because i was a day overdue with my daughter.it was decided to induce me as my blood pressure was a bit on the high side.this happened at 2 o'clock and boy was it painful.within an hour and a half my waters had broken and the baby was monitored.i still wasn't in any pain and was quite comfortable.then the midwife got worrried and the baby's heartbeat dropped below 60 beats per minute.a emergency section was the only option going.by 4.58pm my daughter was born.after comming round i was wired up to a drip but in a few hours i was walking round the ward.in fact some of the other mums who gave birth naturally were in more pain then me.i can hand on heart say it was really very painfree.when my partner came back from sea (was in the navy at the time)a week later.we were able to vist family 100 miles away and walk round where we live.i found no problems with hoovering or going out with the pram (miracle really as i live in a 3rd floor flat).what i want to say is don't worry as it won't be as bad as you expect in fact it's proberely easier than natural childbirth as you are asleep and most of all painfree.

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              27.03.2001 06:04
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              Basically the title says it all. Disposable knickers are a must for after giving birth, but you need 'em large, ladies! I was a size 8/10 before I got pregnant, but thought ahead and bought size 12/14. Or so I thought, unfortunately they were very small and not really much use at all. I bought two packs of three pairs from Mothercare, but ended up having to send my boyfriend out for more in a bigger size. I didnt put on that much weight when I was pregnant but they really didnt fit. Therefore they were quite uncomfortable, and kept splitting down one side, I had to wear them under a pair of big normal knickers. Despite this I would still recommend them as they really help after giving birth. It takes the stress out of whether you will "leak" or not, as it doesnt matter if you do as you simply throw the pants away afterwards. Just as the title suggests, buy big. Try them on while you are pregnant and see how they fit then, at least you will have time to go and get a bigger size if they dont fit.

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                06.01.2001 03:29

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                When my Mum came to visit me in hospital the day after I had given birth to my Son, she brought a big bag of things with her for me. There were: sweets,cards,presents,magazines and..........disposable knickers!! My first thought was 'thanks mum' followed quickly by 'why !!!? I soon realised why she had bought them for me. After hours of trying to get maternity pads comfortable in my 'proper' knickers I conceeded defeat and tried these disposable things on. They looked awful and were a bit scratchy and uncomfortable but I didn't worry as much and best of all....I could throw them away. No washing, one less thing to worry about.

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                26.10.2000 04:47
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                Long before I decided to have children. I was among a large group of hysterical women in an office handing over maternity leave presents to another collegue. We all waited whilst she opened them giggling like schoolgirls. Then she came to it the wrapped up pair of disposable knickers. One of the supervisors (ladies) who had organised what to get and where had decided to get some for a laugh as we had a couple of pounds left over. We all watched her face as she opened it and she laughed and went red the plan had worked we all laughed together. When she came back in with the baby she made a point of telling us that they had come in useful and she was glad we bought them for her! Then came my turn. I fell pregnant with Jamie and towards the end of the pregnancy I decided I must get my hospital bag ready. So I enlisted my sister's help in this. She asked me if I had bought my paper knickers tee hee and I just laughed at her all embarrassed. Then she said you must. After the birth you bleed very heavily and you would need to wash your own knickers thoroughly to get this out. Why not use the disposable ones so you can just chuck them away. The last thing you want is more awkward shopping when you get home from hospital or worse anyone else having to do it! Don't get me wrong you still use sanitary towels but they don't always work so well after a birth. So I reluctantly went and got my paper knickers from Boots. Along came Jamie and I wore these knickers and my sister was right they were fairly comfortable. Although you knew the difference. And you could just chuck them away once soiled. The only thing was I felt very embarrassed walking along the corridors as I could feel them rustling as I walked and I was sure that everyone else could hear it too. My imagination could have been running a little wild but really what does it matter it was a maternity ward where most of the m
                others were probably wearing them too. I would definately recommend them just so that you don't worry about soiling. This time is for you to enjoy your new baby not worry about other things like washing.

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                  24.10.2000 07:10
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                  I bought just one packet of Tesco's disposable knickers ready to go into my bag for after ther birth. I'm glad I did buy only one packet as it was a waste of money. It cost me £2.99 for 5 pairs and they were absolutely awful. I went to buy a size 10/12, but changed my mind, just to be on the safe side, and bought a size 14/16 instead. Believe it or not they were far to small. I had just given birth and the last thing I wanted to be worrying about was knickers being too small, and going up my bum. They were very uncomfortable, but very convenient. I think they are a very good idea as it saves washing, but next time I would definately buy a better brand name, AND BIGGER SIZE (probably the biggest available!!) I think they are very expensive for what you get you're probably best using old knickers, throwing them away then buying some decent ones for the same price!!

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                    18.10.2000 20:03
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                    I've never tried any other disposable knickers, maybe they're all like it, but tescos disposable maternity knickers must have been designed by a child!! I bought two packs a few weeks before my baby was due, for use while I was in hospital having my baby. Luckily I tried them on before the big day arrived! I'm a size 14 and yes i put on a bit of weight while I was pregnant but not that much and thought size 14 - 16 would be fine. They were a struggle to get over my thighs and when I did, hardly covered my bum!! I presumed I must have put on a lot more weight than I thought I had so reluctantly went out and bought some more, in the biggest size they had, 18 - 20. Got home, tried them on... same problem! It wasn't me, it was the design! The main problem with them is there is almost no difference bewteen the back and the front, so they're baggy around the front and hardly cover your bum at the back. Anyone with half a brain knows a pair of knickers needs more material at the back than the front! I used them anyway and they were useful. I think they're a great idea for the first few days after you have a baby when you're bleeding heavily and don't want to be worrying about doing washing. They were useful but they weren't comfortable and I feel sorry for all those women who may not have realised how small they are and bought their usual size, only to find out in the hospital that they were far too small. If you're buying disposable knickers, buy big!!

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                      17.10.2000 07:24
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                      these are the most comfortable disposable briefs i have ever found but the sizes are a little to pot you need to get a size bigger than you are or else they cut off the circulation to your legs!! They are light and easy to put on and remove I have bought some more in preparation for the birth of my 6th child. They are also very soft which some of the others are not so they do not chaff or rub especially of you feel a little sore for a few days. They save on a lot of washing too during those first few days. As they are very light they are very good if you have had a section as they fully cover your wound and are thin enough to allow air to circulate to aid the healing process. I actually bought these for the first time on recommendation from a friend and would gladly encourage another to do the same.

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                        21.09.2000 17:05
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                        After the birth of my baby I used disposable knickers, from Tescos, to avoid ruining my own knickers. I thought that they would be uncomfortable to wear, partly because I had a C-Section, and partly because they were disposable. How very wrong I was. As I had been advised to buy several sizes larger than what I usually wear, I found that they did not press on my scar and make it uncomfortable. I also found that I actually forgot that I was wearing disposable's until I went to the toilet!! They didn't feel like they were paper at all. I was really glad that I had them as I went through 2 or 3 pairs a day and if I had been wearing my own underwear I would either had a LOT of difficult washing to do when I got home,or would have to have thrown them away. I can heartily recommend disposable underwear for anyone who about to have a baby, along with my maternity pads they werethe best things that I took into the hospital for after the birth. They're so simple, just take them off and throw them away.

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                        19.09.2000 18:58

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                        I was going to buy a pack for hospital, but decided against it as they are not very cheap. I went into the cheapest shop I could find (Primark as it goes!) and bought a pack of 5 for a couple of pounds. I did have to throw away the first one I used in hospital right after giving birth, but the other four I still have... Even if you have to throw some away, why not at least get some you can re-use? Also, I didn't like the look of the disposables-they were really flimsy and I had visions of them tearing...

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                        17.09.2000 03:30
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                        I have used these in the past, when i had very heavy periods which i still get but am not as heavy. I got so fed up of leaks as i was so heavy, that my ampons and pads never held it all in and still got horrible marks over. They aren't that easy to get out either. So i always ended up washing my underwear all the time, or they ended up in the bin too stained. So my doctor prescribed me some disposable underwear to help me. They were to wear when i was due to come on and did they help, yes they did. They turned out to be a godsend and if they got too stained no washing just chuck them in the bin, and put a new pair on. But after a few months i couldn't use them as they started too iritate me so much that i couldn't wear them. Luckily everything settled down i was able to use pads and tampons, so everything is ok luckily. I also used them at the end of my pregnancy's incase my waters broke or i had any leaks. I also used them afterwards in hospital as i bleed alot. They come in handy if you are going into hospital to have any gynaecology operations, because of all the bleeding. They are at mothercare for £1.99 for 10 , so if they will help you give them ago.

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                          12.09.2000 04:12
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                          after having my first 2 children and spending alot of money on new underwear to take to hospital i joined tesc baby club which had a voucher in it for a free pack of dissposable knicks.after having my 3rd child i felt a lttle silly to be honest putting them on ---but what a great thing they really are.they are so comfy and it doesn't matter how many times you need to change as they are just thrown away!!!great as theres so much washing anyway.they come in differant sizes but remember you are genarlly bigger after giving birth so go for a bigger size although they are quite genourous.the tesco ones are especially good value and if you join the tesco baby club you get one packet free and money off vouchers too.

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                          09.09.2000 20:18
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                          I decided right from the start that there was no way I would ever wear disposable knickers during and after my labour, so I went on the hunt for some cheap basic knickers. I found some in our local poundstretcher in the end, I think I ended up paying £1.99 for a pack of 5 white knickers, and they did exactly the same job as the others would have done if not better. So if you think you dont like the idae of wearing a pair of knickers that would rip easily and are very uncomfortable then why not go hunting for a cheap multipack of plain black knickers from your local, poundstretcher/primark etc.

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