The part of having a baby that I truly wasn’t prepared for were the first few weeks postpartum. I had a really rough recovery (involving a trip back to the hospital at 2 days pp, 25+ infected stitches, mega-doses of antibiotics and painkillers, etc.), so there were a few things I found to be lifesavers. I’m going to have my ‘postpartum’ bag packed even earlier than my hospital bag the next time around…I don’t want to forget any of these things!
1. Tena pads: Some pads have a weird plastic-y layer that will stick to your stitches. Because Tena pads are made for bladder leakage, they don’t have this layer. Plus they’re frigging huge, so don’t buy a jumbo pack; I probably only used 10-12 of these before switching to regular overnight pads.
2. Yoga pants: I bought these pants from Costco, and I absolutely love them. They’re stretchy, comfy, and mostly flattering.