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Pregnancy is hard on our bodies and so is the transition from pregnancy to postpartum. Postpartum recovery generally lasts 6 weeks, even if you've had an easy delivery. While the majority of postpartum symptoms subside after a week or so, other symptoms such perineal pain, sore nipples and backaches may last for a bit longer. Today we've rounded up our favorite must have postpartum essentials to help you speed up your postpartum recovery.
POSTPARTUM ESSENTIALS BASKET CHECKLIST
You'll get one at the hospital, but this MomWasher Peri Bottle is way better. The gentle water pressure and ergonomic design makes squirting water down there much easier. You'll be using this often for soothing relief.
WASHABLE NURSING PADS
We love these super absorbent bamboo reusable nursing pads which provide maximum protection from leaky breasts.
You'll need the trusted ibuprofen for relief from pain and swelling.
You'll bleed quite a bit after giving birth. At the hospital they'll give you some rather huge pads. Once you are home use these overnight pads for heavy flow.
Use these awesome cooling pads to provide soothing relief down there from perineum pain and swelling.
Eventually your bleeding will slow down and when that happens, transition to these thin pads for protection.
BOY SHORT UNDERWEAR
Purchase some inexpensive but comfortable boy short underwear to wear with the pads.
Perineal pain and discomfort is real and you'll need a jar of this balm to give you relief.
After giving birth, constipation is quite common. You'll probably get treated at the hospital but it's good to have some of these doctor recommended stool softeners on hand when you get home.
Mist this bestselling perineal spray as often as you like down there to give you relief from perineal pain and discomfort.
If you are a breastfeeding mom, your nipples will be sore. Get this nipple cream to soothe your aching nipples.
Gather all these postpartum products and put in a basket, allowing you to carry the basket to the bathroom or bedroom when needed. It is a good idea to get this basket assembled before your due date because you need to be prepared when you get home.
We hope this Postpartum Essentials Basket will help you heal and provide relief during your postpartum recovery!