Most new mothers should have the same attitude towards sanitary napkins: use the brand or style they used before. After delivery, the vaginal orifice of new mothers has changed to varying degrees. Therefore, new mothers should learn to take care of themselves and carefully select sanitary napkins suitable for themselves.
There are many sanitary napkins specially designed for new mothers on the market, or alternatives to sanitary napkins: adult diapers, long rolls of toilet paper, etc. But it is better to recommend that new mothers choose special postpartum sanitary napkins for two reasons: comfort and health.
After delivery, the vaginal orifice of naturally spontaneous newborns is often torn and pulled, usually leaving a wound. Because ordinary sanitary napkins are designed for most girls, they are usually made of synthetic fibers, which have high friction coefficient and are easy to fall off. All of these stimulate the sensitive vaginal wounds of new mothers and are not conducive to wound recovery. Therefore, the use of special maternal sanitary napkins can minimize the occurrence of the above problems.
Generally speaking, sanitary napkins sold on the market are easy to leak sideways and return. And the newborn mother will encounter a problem after childbirth: nausea. Lochia refers to the loss of decidua following delivery, especially at the placental attachment. It contains blood, necrotic decidua and other tissues which are discharged through vagina and is called lochia. Oxygen dew is generally abundant and contains more bacteria. If you use a general sanitary napkin at this time, you can’t afford such a large amount of dew discharge. Second, because the vaginal orifice of the new mother is still very fragile at this time, the sanitary napkins used if the permeability and waterproofness are not specifically strengthened, it will be more likely to lead to bacterial breeding, thus causing vaginal itching and other problems.
Maternal sanitary napkins are generally divided into three types: L, M and S. The model has nothing to do with the new mother’s body shape, and it is the three different periods of dealing with lochia separately. Simply put, the L model is used when the amount of lochia is the most, the M model is used when the amount of lochia is reduced to half, and the S model is used when the amount of lochia is almost nonexistent.
Every new mother has lochia, with an average weight of 205-500 ml. Of course, every new mother has a different amount of excretion. The duration of lochia is different for every new mother. Normal mothers last about 2 to 4 weeks, and a few mothers last about 1 to 2 months.
Therefore, new mothers learn to use the above suggestions to select the appropriate sanitary napkins, which will contribute to the discharge of lochia and the recovery of uterus.