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Today we are talking about postpartum essentials. These are the items I used after giving birth to make my recovery easier, less painful, and faster. If you want to see what they are then keep reading below.
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And here we go!
Medtech Laboratories 115-7882 Dermoplast, 2.75 oz. (Pack of 2). I was told to use this spray after I had my son. Unfortunately I had a small tear during delivery. Even if I hadn’t had a tear they said I should use this. It is amazing! Life changing. Spray this at least a couple times a day to help with pain. It honestly makes a huge difference in recovering from a natural birth.
Tucks Medicated Pads / Witch Hazel Hemorrhoidal Medicated Pads 100 Count. If you are like most women, when you push a baby out, you will end up needing this. This kind of goes hand in hand with the spray above. It feels cool and refreshing and I believe helps you heal faster.
Medline Cleansing Bottle, 8oz. I was given a bottle just like this at the hospital. You are to fill it with lukewarm water and use it to rinse after using the restroom for about the first week after delivery. It keeps everything clean and sanitary.
Belly Bandit Original – Black Small. I’m sure most mother’s or mother’s to be have heard about using bands after having a baby to help your stomach shrink back down to size. This is the one I used and I was so impressed! My stomach really did shrink down nice and flat because I used this. I recommend this to everyone!
Medline MDS138055 Standard Perineal Cold Packs, 4.5″ x 14.25″, 24 Count. These cold packs are really good immediately following the delivery of your child. As you can imagine after pushing a baby out, there will be a lot of pain and burning in that area. These packs come in to save the day. Seriously. Get these.
Lansinoh Breastfeeding Salve – HPA Lanolin, 1.41 oz. If you plan on breastfeeding, this is a must. It helps soothe and protect your nipples. This is the best of the best when it comes to breastfeeding balms.
Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter, 6.5 Ounces. It is so important to take care of your skin after you’ve had your baby. I’m sure you hear a lot about preventing stretchmarks during your pregnancy, but you can also get them postpartum as your skin shrinks back after loosing weight. This belly butter is like no other. Rub it on your belly, your thighs, your love handles, your chest. Wherever you are concerned about loosing weight from after the baby arrives. Do not skip this step!
Bella B Mama Soak, Refreshing Sitz Bath Powder, 16 Oz. You will need to check with your doctor to see when you will be able to soak in the tub after having a baby. But this stuff is incredible. Just put a little in the tub with some warm water and soak away. I believe this helped me heal tremendously after I had my son. It is a game changer.
Colace Docusate Sodium Stool Softner, 100 mg Capsules, 60 Count. The not so pretty side of after birth. You will be in a lot of pain and have a lot of pressure down there. For some women using the restroom afterwards can be quite scary and painful. My doctor recommended these to me. As a matter of fact a nurse told me to take these a few hours after giving birth just to save me some pain. I truly do thank them for their advice. So ladies. Go buy these.
Hanes Cotton Hipster (Pack of 6) Size:8 assorted colors/designs. The last thing you want to be doing immediately following birth is hopping right back into your cute lingerie. Buy some underwear that you don’t care about ruining. You’ll only be in them for a short time. If they are inexpensive, you won’t mind getting them messed up and they can be thrown away.
Women’s Full Cup Lightly Padded Wirefree Maternity Breastfeeding Nursing Bra Size L, 3PCS/Pack(Pink-Black-Beige). These are again if you plan on breast feeding. These nursing bras are really comfortable and pretty in expensive considering they come in a 3 pack. These are a major plus. Not only are they functional, they are cute too!