Life After Birth: What You Need to Know about Your Postpartum Body

Your body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy, and these changes don't stop from happening after you give birth. Once you have your baby in your arms, your body adapts yet again to suit this new scenario. While your stomach shrinks, your breasts grow full of nourishing milk. New medical conditions also arise as your body adjusts to its postnatal state.


Bleeding is normal after birth. When the placenta leaves the body, it creates a wound that will take time to heal. You will need to wear special leak-proof underwear during this time. Additionally, you'll need to stock up on postnatal feminine pads.

Vaginal Discharge

Your postnatal body takes care of you after your baby is born. It expels the excess blood and tissue that accumulated in your uterus during your pregnancy. This typically lasts from a few weeks to a couple of months. Using incontinence underwear or feminine pads can help with the mess.

Urinary Problems

It should come as no surprise that you will have urinary problems after giving birth. Some women feel pain or a burning sensation when they urinate. The pressure during childbirth can traumatise your bladder causing the temporary sensitivity. These uncomfortable sensations will go away once your bladder recovers.

Incontinence is also common during your postnatal stage. Labour causes your bladder and pelvic walls to weaken which compromise your urination control. Wearing moisture-absorbent underwear can help ease the discomfort this causes.

Postnatal Care with BP3 Underwear

The changes you observe your body going through after birth are only natural. It spent forty weeks creating the best temporary accommodation for your baby, after all. Once this tiny human being moves out, your body will need to adjust for your new life as a mum.

BP3 Underwear is here to help with these new changes. We offer products that support the lifestyle women want to live. Our postnatal underwear was designed to make the transition easy for you. This underwear will help you care for yourself as you do the same for your new baby.

Browse through our shop to find a pair of knickers for you.