Because I get so many questions about what products I used after I gave birth in a vaginal delivery, I created a list for you to reference.
Keep in mind that what worked for ME may not work for you, as we all have different needs.
The hospital will give you a little squirt bottle for you to wash yourself with, but I preferred to use this one. The angled nozzle made it easier to spray further back without having to put your hand in the toilet.
I received mine as a baby shower gift, and it was one of the best postpartum products I used.
This was given to me at the hospital as part of my postpartum care kit. They made the healing process after birth much more tolerable. I lined my pad with a few Tucks, and it helped cool and soothe postpartum pain, and stitches.
Also, a must if you got them rrhoids.
This was another item in my postpartum care kit, and I was very happy that I had this with me at home. Since I did tear during childbirth, and I had to get stitches, this stuff was my life saver. It worked great to relieve pain and itching that comes from the healing process.
I’m not sure if your midwife or doctor will provide you with a can of Dermoplast or something similar to it, but this is a must for every postpartum mama. I suggest you pick up a few cans before baby’s arrival. I’m telling you, your lady bits will appreciate it!
You need a bunch of these in different sizes and absorbancy.
Your flow will be heavy after delivery and will continue up to ten days. Then four to six weeks after pregnancy, it will taper off to lighter spotting.
It’s similar to a menstrual period just heavier and chunkier.
So it’s important that you bring back some hospital grade pads with you and some thinner pads for the lighter days.
The hospital I gave birth to my youngest provided me with these exact ones, and they were AMAZING! They will help reduce pain during the first week of postpartum.
No prepping and freezing involved. All you do is fold it, shake it and it activates the cold. It’s that simple!
I wish I would have known about these when I was recovering from my other kiddos. Instead of making DIY postpartum pads, I would have ordered some of these to have at home.
Did I miss anything? What where your must haves after childbirth?
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