Maternity Pads Overview
Maternity pads are specially designed absorbent pads that help manage postpartum bleeding. Although they work just the same as regular sanitary pads, they are longer, thicker, and more absorbent. A maternity pad thus handles the heavy and long-lasting bleeding experienced after childbirth. But postpartum bleeding is not the only concern for women during this phase. As the stitches are still healing and the body is sensitive, the area requires critical care. Also, postpartum bleeding can last up to 6 weeks, sometimes longer. Using regular sanitary pads made from synthetic materials increases the risk of skin irritation and infections. Switching to maternity pads after delivery, therefore, comes across as a healthier option. Maternity pads like those from Azah are made of 100% organic cotton. They are free from any skin-irritating materials. Their high absorbent capacity keeps the area dry, preventing potential infections. Let's learn more about maternity pads.
Types of Maternity Pads
Just like sanitary pads, maternity pads also come in a wide range of options. Depending upon how much you bleed after birth, the type of delivery you have, or which phase of postpartum bleeding you are in, there are different types of maternity pads to cater to distinct requirements. Let's look at the various types of maternity pads available in the market: ● Classic Pads – These are the basic kind of maternity pads. They are made from the same material as sanitary pads and come with no frills or added features. As they have a regular absorbent capacity, they are generally more useful towards the end of the postpartum phase when the bleeding is light and receding. ● Winged Pads – These maternity pads come with wings which keep the pad secure with the underwear and provide an extra layer of protection from side stains and leaks. The maternity pads with wings are effective during days of heavy flows and are perfect for nighttime use when there is an unconscious turning around. ● Maternity Panty - Maternity panties, also known as maternity diapers, are a great way to avail full protection against leaks. With a nice, snuggly fit, they absorb whatever comes their way, effectively and easily. Maternity panty pads also give complete support to women recovering from a C-Section. ● Reusable Maternity Pads – These pads are washed and reused and therefore pitched as a great environmentally friendly option. But given heavy flow and bleeding during the initial postpartum phase, they can be difficult to manage. Also, sterilizing reusable maternity pads to eliminate infection remains a concern. ● Organic Maternity Pads - Organic maternity pads like the ones from Azah are the best maternity pads for all-around protection. The extra-long size with wings offers complete protection even during heavy-flow days. They are made from 100% soft cotton with no skin-irritating material, making them comfortable to wear all day long. And they are biodegradable, allowing you to play your part in protecting the earth.
Composition of Azah Sanitary Pads
Organic cotton maternity pads are made up of biodegradable materials and therefore eco-friendly. These pads comprise multiple layers of super-absorbent sheets that are made using the best-quality organic cotton. They are MADE SAFE certified and therefore free from any chemical and harmful toxins like chlorine, dioxins, and artificial fragrances. They are super-breathable, ultra-thin, and have broad wings. Its quick-absorbing material helps you stay dry all day.
How to Use Maternity Pads
Maternity pads are easy to use. They are used just the same way as a regular or organic sanitary pad. Likewise, maternity panty pads are just like wearing underwear. Let's find out how each of the two is used:
● Each organic maternity pad is packed separately. Pull out one pad from the box of maternity pads. ● Open up the pad and unfold the wings and place it in your panty. ● The Azah organic cotton maternity pads come with adhesive tape on the reverse side. The wings also have adhesive tape. Remove the tapes and secure the pad with the panty base and fold the wings to the side of the panty. Make sure the pad is positioned correctly and aligns with your body contour. ● Press the adhesive tapes properly to secure and in place.
● Maternity panty pads are just like wearing a panty. They come with a flexible waistband that fits easily around the waist. ● For added security, wear a regular cotton panty over the maternity panty pad. Please note, regardless of whether the blood flow is high or low, it is advisable to change the maternity pad every four hours. Wearing the same pad for over eight hours and beyond increases the risk of bacterial infections. Disposal of the maternity pad is easy. Simply remove the pad or maternity panty. Roll it and put it in a disposable bag, toilet paper or wrap it in a newspaper and drop it in the garbage bin. Do not flush maternity pads.
Benefits of Maternity Pads
Postpartum bleeding is typical after childbirth. While the initial 10 days can be quite debilitating, the bleeding generally recedes thereafter. But it can last up to 3-6 weeks. Using a maternity pad, instead of a regular sanitary pad during this time confers several benefits. These are:
Maternity pads are specifically designed to handle heavy postpartum bleeding. They are made of super-absorbent thin sheets that provide excellent absorption and prevent leaks.
They are longer, thicker, and wider than regular sanitary pads. They are more comfortable and secure.
Organic cotton maternity pads like the ones from Azah, are made from 100% organic cotton material. It locks the moisture inside and keeps the area dry and infection-free.
The maternity pads are made from soft material that offers gentle cushioning to the area. This offers support to the area and helps in providing relief from discomfort, perineal pain, and swelling.
The use of maternity sanitary pads or maternity panty pads ensures complete peace of mind from leakage and stains. They allow you to move around easily and sleep comfortably, ensuring faster healing and recovery.
The use of tampons and menstrual cups is not recommended after childbirth. With stitches and cuts in the vaginal area, inserting them into the vaginal tract is painful and a leading cause of infection. While regular sanitary pads are safe to use, they fail to provide adequate absorbency required during this period. Maternity pads come across as the safest and the best option to handle heavy postpartum bleeding effectively.
Azah Popular Maternity Pads
Azah organic cotton maternity pads are made especially to handle heavy bleeding after childbirth. This makes the postpartum phase stress-free and comfortable. While postpartum bleeding is normal and natural, its intensity and duration vary for all. Azah offers an easy customization option that allows you to pick the pack size to your individual needs. Here are some of Azah’s top-selling maternity pad options to try. Take a look:
Azah Organic Cotton Maternity Pad
One of the best maternity pads for postpartum period care, Azah Organic Cotton Maternity Pad offers both comfort and protection. The key features of the product are: ● It is made from super-absorbent material that can take up to 500 ml of discharge. It is 5X more absorbent than a normal sanitary pad. ● The Azah Maternity XXXL Pads support an extra long size and measure 420 mm in length. This offers superior protection against excessive and heavy bleeding. ● With wings and extra wide at the back, the maternity pad protects from leakage and staining. ● Made from 100% organic cotton quick-absorbing material, it feels dry for a longer duration. ● Azah maternity pads are tested by Safe Cosmetics Australia. They are toxin-free from all harmful chemicals like chlorine, dioxins, and artificial fragrances. ● The hypoallergenic top layer provides extra care to the vaginal stitches and sensitive skin. Price - The Azah Organic Cotton Maternity Pads price depends upon the pack size and add-on options you choose. Depending upon the number of maternity pads you wish to pack in your box the price would vary from Rs. 349/- for 10 pieces to Rs. 999/- for 50 pieces. Prices also vary depending on whether the maternity pad is with or without a disposable bag. One may avail of additional price reductions through ongoing deals and offers.
Azah Maternity Period Panty
Azah Maternity Period Panty is an underwear pad designed to handle your heavy bleeding after childbirth. The key features of the product are: ● Azah Maternity Period Panty offers a comfortable panty-like fit with no worries about the pad being displaced. ● It comes with a flexible waistband for a comfortable fit. ● It provides 360-degree protection from all kinds of leaks and stains. ● It can absorb up to 600 ml of discharge, promising zero leaks. ● Made from super-absorbent material for a quick dry feel. ● Its panty-fit design provides added support to the sagging belly. Price - The Azah Maternity Period Panty is available in a combo pack with maternity pads and is priced at Rs. 649/- for a box of 6 panties and 25 pads. The prices may vary depending on ongoing deals and offers.
How often should I change my maternity pad? Change your maternity pad according to your flow needs. But do not wear the same maternity pad beyond 8 hours. It is advisable to change your maternity pad every 4 hours.
Are maternity pads different from sanitary pads?
Yes, maternity pads are different from sanitary pads. They are longer, thicker, and wider than sanitary pads and are specifically suitable for heavy postpartum blood flow.
When does postpartum bleeding stop?
The postpartum bleeding lasts for up to 3-6 weeks after delivery.
Who uses maternity pads?
Maternity pads are used by new mothers for postpartum discharge.
How many maternity pads will I need after delivery?
With 6 pads every day, you’ll need roughly 150 pads for 25-30 days duration. You’ll be likely to use fewer pads per day during the end of the postpartum phase.
What are maternity pads made of?
Organic cotton maternity pads like the ones from Azah are made up of 100% organic cotton sheets.
Are maternity panty pads good?
Yes, they offer 360-degree protection from stains and leakage. They fit just like a panty and also offer support to the sagging belly.
Can I use tampons for postpartum bleeding?
No, the use of tampons and menstrual cups is not recommended for postpartum bleeding. Use organic maternity pads for the best protection and superior comfort.
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