Ingredients: Certified organic cotton, ecologically certified cellulose pulp, plant starch
Glue: BPA free, medical grade polymer 1
Packaging: Recycled cardboard
10 postpartum pads per pack
What it’s all about
Natracare Maternity pads with soft, certified organic cotton cover. The pads are extra long, wide and comfortably padded to give confident and secure protection for the natural blood loss experienced after giving birth.
Natural pads will help look after incredibly sensitive postpartum skin naturally without causing extra irritation associated with synthetic materials.
No matter where you are in the world, you can take care of you and your baby’s skin with our maternity range. Make the switch today!
Q: “How many maternity pads will I need?”
New mothers will experience post-partum bleeding anywhere from a few days to few weeks. As a minimum, we recommend having two packs of postpartum pads in the house and one pack in your maternity bag. You may need to change your pad every hour or two to start with, then every 3 or 4 hours in the coming days and weeks.
Q: “How long do you have to wear maternity pads for?”
You may only need maternity pads anywhere from a few days to several weeks. How long you’ll need to wear maternity pads for will depend on your personal experience with postpartum bleeding.
Each pad should be changed regularly throughout the day, dependent on the heaviness of your bleeding. At first, when bleeding is heavier, you may need to change your pad every hour or two, then every 3 or 4 hours when the bleeding gradually becomes lighter.
Q: “Can I use normal pads as maternity pads?”
You can use normal menstrual pads postpartum. The benefit of using maternity pads is the shape and absorption. Maternity pads are designed with an extra-long and wide fit for comfort and high absorption. It is possible to be feeling very sore for a few weeks after giving birth. Soft, padded maternity pads can feel more comfortable than other types of pads.
Q: “Why use wood pulp inside of the pads?”
We never use chemically processed pulp (such as rayon aka viscose) or synthetic materials in our pads. Instead, we use fluffed wood pulp in the absorbent core of our pads. Our pulp is sustainably sourced from fast growing, Scandinavian pine trees – which is very absorbent! We mechanically process the wood to make it soft and fluffy – this fibre structure is more absorbent than using cotton alone. Pulp is natural, renewable, and more sustainable alternative than the use of superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) found in most maternity pads.
The cover is made from certified organic cotton, and this sits next to the skin, acting as a soft cover to wick away postpartum bleeding.
Q: “How to dispose of maternity pads?”
Natracare maternity pads are home compostable. This means that if you have a compost bin at home, you can dispose of them in there. They’re considered brown compost, and we recommend breaking up the pad using scissors before adding to your compost.
If you don’t have a compost bin at home, your pads can be disposed of in your regular bin (ideally in a biodegradable bin liner).
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