Let's face it, you are most likely not worrying about postpartum right now, as you are most likely worrying about getting everything ready for the baby to arrive along with prepping for labor and delivery. I was the exact same way, I had bought one thing before hand, which was the Tucks pads and thank heavens I did. Although, if I could say one thing, I wish I would have been more prepared. As I found myself frantically ordering postpartum care essentials or running to the store all hours of the day!
No matter the type of birth you have you will be tired, sore, and most likely uncomfortable. So I think this post is essential for all moms. I want you to know how you can prepare for postpartum, just like you prepare for everything else. I came up with a list of all my favorite postpartum care essentials in order to make your recovery smoother. Because nobody wants a slow and painful recovery!
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The underwear you choose for after delivery is essential. You will want to make sure they handle your bleeding along with protecting your tender tummy or vagina.
Think you can wear regular pads during postpartum recovery? Most likely not. Postpartum pads help absorb the heaviest bleeding. These pads are great as they are super puffy and comforting, making sure to protect your tender lady bits or stitches.
Protect your sheets and mattress from any nasty stains or smells. Not only will you be bleeding, but leaking breasts and possible night sweats will be a thing too! Easily washable and dryable and the non-slip backing will keep it in place.
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1.Sitz Bath Soak
Cleanse and soothe your perineum or bottom burning or discomfort due to hemorrhoids, episiotomy stitches or tears and bruising from childbirth naturally. No harsh chemicals or fragrances, just natural, organic and pure ingredients so you never need to worry about what's going on your delicate skin. Use in a sitz bath over the toilet, in a shallow hip bath, or mix with water in a spray bottle for either portable cleansing, as a soothing spray for postpartum pads, or on-the-go pain relief.
2. Over the Toilet Perineum Soaking Bath
If the perineum is too sore to withstand the weight of your body, use an over the toilet perineum soaking sitz bath instead.
This is an absolute MUST, let me tell you, a lifesaver! This will provide tremendous pain relief postpartum! And makes for the perfect addition to your hospital bag!
4. Cooling Spray
Another lifesaver, and I would have to say one of my FAVORITE postpartum care products. This is going to be something you will want to take with you every time you go to the bathroom, because let me tell you it burns like no other. Biting down on the neck of your shirt type burning. Until you use this product, as it will provide you with the cooling sensation and instant relief you need. Honestly, I would get a couple of them. One for at home and one for your diaper bag, for when you are out and about.
5. Perineal Cooling Pad
Cold therapy, exactly what you will want postpartum! These will help reduce pain and swelling significantly. I absolutely love the size of these and they are soft and comfortable for your most tender areas.
6. Tucks Pads
When I was pregnant with Oaklynn several other moms recommended these to me and now I recommend them to other moms. They provide a cooling sensation and relief from pain/itching from hemorrhoids and tearing. Tucks to the rescue.
7. Hemorrhoid Treatment
Yes, you may get hemorrhoids from the pushing and in all honestly I would prepare like you are going to get them. Because I would much rather have this cream on hand and not use it than not have it and need it. Because let me tell you the pain and I can't forget about the itching, oh the itching, so freaking uncomfortable. I can't say enough good things about alleviate. It is ABSOLUTELY worth every last penny! This cream definitely works and works instantly.
8. Peri Bottle
Game changer mamas! The angled squirt head is perfect for reaching all the areas you need. This is so much more comfortable than using toilet paper and leaves you with that clean feeling!
9. Memory Foam Donut Cushion
Have a sore perineum or uncomfortable hemorrhoids? Use a donut cushion to allow you to sit down without having to put any pressure on tender/uncomfortable areas.
1.Scar Removal Cream
I have never had a c-section but there is no question about it that you will be left with a scar. I did some looking around and came across this cream that has great reviews and will help diminish the appearance of the scar. Seriously, go look at the pictures in the reviews and see for yourself how well this stuff works!
2. C-Section Belly Band
Speed up recovery from natural births or C-section after use this postpartum belly binder. This post pregnancy belly band helps shrink belly, waist and hips, prevents organs from sagging, minimizes stretch marks, and accelerates postnatal healing. Great for postpartum recovery. This postpartum girdle helps get your body back to its former post childbirth. This band also helps with the lower back pain and provides your core muscles with support.
3. Silicone Tape
Your c-section scar may become hypertrophic, which means it is thicker, wider, and raised. Although, silicone tape can help prevent this from happening. Silicone tape is also great for helping diminish the appearance of scars.
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Thank you for stopping by! I hope you found some great essentials in order to make your postpartum recovery much smoother and less painful!
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