Need disposable all-cotton post-surgical underwear
February 16, 2011 2:15 PM Subscribe
Disposable cotton underwear for post C-section -- where to find? NO LATEX!
posted by Eyebrows McGee to health & fitness (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So, spawn #2 is about half-baked and I, lucky woman, have developed a latex contact sensitivity. Spoke with the ob/gyn this week; a latex-free delivery (C-section or vaginal) and related care is no problem at all, but there are two things the local hospitals can't provide latex-free: the disposable underwear and the compression corset thingie for afterward.
The corset isn't such a problem; last time I was having a humongous non-specific skin allergy reaction (turned out to be the latex!) and just wore the corset over a cotton shirt or whatever, so I can work that out, if there are no sources. But the underwear is necessary.
So here's what I'm after: What they had last time was extremely stretchy (no compression, just loose stretch), very lightweight fabric, came up well above my bloated, post-partum bellybutton, didn't so much have a crotch as an area where the two panels attached since its purpose was basically to hold the lochia pads in place, and were easy to tear away and dispose of. (I could not google up a picture but could identify them if someone else found a picture.) But they must be all-cotton or similar. My googling is failing me and turning up a bewildering array of travel underwear with no fabric content listed.
In the alternative, the midwife suggested I could just get some "cheap, gigantic cotton granny panties" and throw them away, but the lightweight fabric, tear-away ease, lack of compression, and huge giganticness of the disposable panties would be preferable if I can locate them. And I was sure someone on mefi would have some idea where to find such a thing!
No rush, because I'm only half-baked. It's likely to be a C-section, but I'll need them whether it's C-section or vaginal.