THERE'S no getting away from it, postpartum is a messy and uncomfortable time. It’s not the moment to gleefully get out your pre-pregnancy underwear, but instead to find a pair that can support you through the post-birth weeks.
It’s a time of huge emotional and physical upheaval and ensuring everything is at hand to keep you as calm and comfortable as possible will help as you settle into life with a new arrival.
You’ll need a style and design that is comfortable and can accommodate maternity pads, you might even want to consider disposable pants that you can throw away after a few wears.
Carefully considering what underwear to go for is particularly important if you’ve had a caesarean. NCT suggests looking at loose-fitting, high-waisted briefs and avoiding bikini-fit underwear that could irritate your scar.
Whatever your needs, we’ve searched far and wide to help find the perfect pair for you.
Best postpartum underwear at a glance:
Best disposable: Amazon
Best for comfort: TutuEsther
Best for sleek lines: UpSpring
Most breathable: CARER BEAUTY
Best for piece-of-mind: PULIOU
Best for comfort: TutuEsther high waist postpartum underwear, £19.99 for four from Amazon
TutuEsther high waist postpartum underwear, £19.99 – buy here
Made from a breathable super-soft fabric, these high-waisted briefs from TutuEsther combine comfort and support and will be great for everyday wear, helping you get a good night’s sleep (well, as good as possible with a new born).
A four-inch, double-layered waistband offers light compression to support your stomach and back post birth and is suitable post-caesarean.
They’re even available in a range of colours and styles.
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