One of the biggest pregnancy perks (aside from the baby, of course) is not getting your period for a long stretch. In fact, you probably forgot all about that pesky monthly visitor. But even before Aunt Flow makes her grand re-entrance, women experience weeks of postpartum bleeding—whether they gave birth vaginally or had a c-section. In addition to the bleeding, you’re probably still feeling achy and sore in places you didn’t know even existed. During this time, tampons are a no-go, so those enormous, awkward pads that remind you of junior high school make a comeback. It’s not exactly a pleasant scenario, to say the least.
Luckily there’s an easier, comfier way to stay fresh and dry. THINX—period-proof underwear—are made with super absorbent 4-layer technology that controls odor and helps prevent leaks. They’re designed to replace panty liners or be used in conjunction with other period products (depending on your flow). THINX absorbs your period and keeps you anxiety-free about leaks—so even when postpartum bleeding is heavy, you’ll be clean and way more comfortable.
From round the clock feedings to diaper changes, you’ve got a lot on your plate these days. (Let’s be honest, the last time you opened the fridge, you actually found your car keys—thanks, mom brain!) Wearing THINX gives you one less thing to worry about. Better yet? The only time you’ll need to wake up in the middle of the night is to feed your baby, not change your pad.
Aside from helping you manage postpartum bleeding, these stylish undies are a game-changer when it comes to postpartum periods, which can often be heavier and less predictable than they were pre-baby. While your normal period will resume eventually, wearing a pair of THINX will give you peace of mind, especially on days your diaper bag is stocked with everything except a tampon (ya know, like when you’re at Baby & Me yoga, music class, work, at the park…). From Hiphuggers to Hi-Waists, your favorite THINX style can absorb up to two tampons’ worth of your period. They’re easy to clean, too. Just rinse by hand, toss in a mesh laundry bag in the cold wash cycle, and hang dry.
So, whether you’re in the throes of the newborn days or chasing around a toddler, snag a pair (or more!) of these—period.