post c-section question??

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Registered: 03-02-2008
post c-section question??
Sun, 02-15-2009 - 10:58am

Hi ladies,

What type of underwear should I plan on wearing after a c-section? I am worried about rubbing at the incision site. I usually wear low lying bikini underwear that lye right at my bikini line. Should I get some undies that are taller to prevent rubbing? Do you have any other wardrobe tips for after a c-section? What kind of PJ's work best while in the hospital? Gown or pants and shirt?

Thanks in advance for your advice!


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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sun, 02-15-2009 - 2:07pm

I wouldn't wear the low-lying bikinis.....I would get some that go around your waist (like the hi-cut or regular briefs) and don't splurge on pricey ones.

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Registered: 06-11-2008
Sun, 02-15-2009 - 9:02pm
I will be having my 3rd c-section in March as well. High rise undies for sure and nothing good. In fact i worse the unattractive undies they give you at the the hospital while i was there. You just don't want anything touching your scar. i always wear a nursing nightgown with a matching robe. I like short. Slippers for sure. For coming home wear loose and a button down blouse if you are planning on nursing.

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Registered: 08-23-2005
Tue, 02-17-2009 - 12:10pm

Congratulations on your March Miracle!!! You must be so excited to meet him after what looks like a long jouney!

I wear bikinis that fall right at the incision line, but they aren't super tight.


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Registered: 01-23-2006
Tue, 02-17-2009 - 4:47pm

I have had three c-sections, and for me, the most comfortable underwear style to wear afterwards were the bikini style, but not the super low cut ones; the ones i bought (hanes brand, i think) came JUST above my incision. I originally packed the high rise brief style (i know, awful, lol) thinking that they would be more comfortable and i HATED THEM! The bikini style gave just a little bit of support that i needed after being all stitched up, that the high rise ones just didn't have....

If you plan on nursing, def. bring either nursing pj's or pj bottoms and a top. My poor misguided mom, although she was trying to be nice, bought me 3 nightgowns for the hospital the first time around, and i spent too much time with them hiked up around my neck with everything hanging out while i nursed. Plus, again, i really liked wearing pj pants that had just a bit of stretch for support on my poor belly.

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Registered: 11-15-2007
Thu, 02-26-2009 - 11:15am
I bought the "granny panties" for comfort. I didn't want anything rubbing against the scar and they worked out well. Not to mention I bought the cheap kind that I could dispose of afterwards and it didn't matter if they got stained from the bleeding afterwards or not.

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Registered: 05-09-2003
Wed, 03-11-2009 - 6:32pm

there are panties made for c-sections but my incision is vertical so I use high waisted ones.

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