The first six weeks after giving birth is known as the postpartum period. During this intense period, new moms will have a lot going on from hormonal changes to healing from childbirth while also figuring out how to breastfeed, care for a newborn and functioning on little sleep. So today we are sharing the best postpartum recovery essentials to make the postpartum recovery easier for you.
Lets be real. Giving birth is a life-altering event and you are going to need time for the emotional and physical transition. If it's a vaginal delivery, there's vaginal tearing and soreness to deal with. And moms who have c-sections, need to recover from major surgery. In addition, the hormones are changing rapidly, and the body is preparing to breastfeed.
However, there are postpartum products that will soothe and heal, making the recovery easier and maybe even a bit quicker. This list of 13 postpartum recovery essentials will help make your postpartum recovery go as smoothly as possible. That's why, it's important for new moms to gather these postpartum recovery products, create a postpartum kit or postpartum basket and have it ready, before you have the baby. Don't wait till you come home with the baby from the hospital to look for these postpartum products!
13 BEST POSTPARTUM RECOVERY PRODUCTS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR POSTPARTUM KIT
1.Fridababy MomWasher Peri Bottle
After you've given birth, your lady bits are going to be tender for a while. The last thing you'll want to do is pat down there with toilet paper. This upside down Fridababy Momwasher peri bottle is a plastic squirt bottle with a narrow angled neck. You simply hold the bottle upside down, aim the stream of water to clean and get relief.
2.TUCKS MEDICATED COOLING PADS
Mediacted cooling pads are a postpartum recovery essential that you must have in your postpartum kit! The Tucks Medicated cooling pads with witch hazel, will help reduce inflammation and swelling, soothe irritation (pain and itching), and fight bacteria.
3.Lansinoh Soothies Gel Pads
As your breast milk comes in and the baby starts to breastfeed, you will have sore and cracked nipples to deal with. Make sure you have these Lansinoh Soothies Gel Pads in your postpartum kit. It will provide instant cooling relief from cracked, painful or sore nipples so you can continue to breastfeed. The pads can be stored in the fridge to enhance cooling.
4. Lansinoh Lanolin Nipple Cream
Another postpartum recovery essential for relief from painful and sore nipples is a nipple cream. The Lansinoh Lanolin nipple cream will help soothe and protect sore nipples for breastfeeding moms. You don't need to remove the cream before breastfeeding since it's specially designed for nursing, 100% natural and hypoallergenic.
5.Always Maxi Overnight Feminine Pads with Wings
Whether you have a vaginal delivery or Cesarean, you’ll have bleeding and discharge after birth, known as lochia. It will continue for about 10 days post delivery, but the bleeding should decrease over time.
But you may have light bleeding or spotting for up to 6 weeks after delivery. So get these awesome Extra Heavy Overnight Pads with Wings, which are super-absorbent pads with a wider back, to stay protected.
6. Herbal Perineal Spray by Earth Mama
Moms swear by this postpartum recovery essential because it provides instant relief. Use this all natural cooling perineal mist on your vagina or rectum to ease postpartum discomfort.
7.Medline Deluxe Perineal Cold Packs with Adhesive Strip
Another, must have item in your postpartum recovery kit are these super effective perineal cold packs. When the soreness get unbearable, nothing gives as much relief and comfort as these cold packs. Seriously, you don't need to make padsicles at home, though they seem to be the rage these days. Instead, purchase these medicated cooling pads to use when you get home after giving birth.
8.Frida Mom Disposable Postpartum Underwear
The hospital will provide you these disposable underwear while you are at the hospital. But you'll need to add them to your postpartum kit for when you get home. These super stretchy Frida Mom Disposable Underwear are designed to hold the layers of relief and pads needed for postpartum recovery.
9.Soothic Sitz Bath Seat
This eliminates the need to get in the tub every time you want to have a sitz bath. Place this portable and convenient seat over any toilet and use with a sitz bath soak. The warm water will help shrink swollen veins, inflammation, pain and discomfort during your postpartum recovery.
A sitz bath can help during the postpartum period by providing relief from the pain. It improves blood flow to the perineal area, reduces swelling and inflammation and promotes healing. In addition you can add some epsom salt into the tub or the bath seat for extra relief.
11. COLACE STOOL SOFTNER
With the tearing and soreness down there, going to the bathroom, is not something you are going to look forward to. This Colace stool softener will help soften the stools and make bowel movements somewhat bearable.
12.Leak Proof Protective Panties
Don't forget to get some of these super comfortable leak proof protective panties to wear once your bleeding has slowed down and you don't have to wear the mesh underwear anymore. Use them with pads during the time you are spotting and even after for comfort.
13. Nursing braS
You'll need a few nursing bras to wear while you are breastfeeding the baby. The v-neck style, low cut, crossover design, and stretchy fabric makes these bras easy for nursing.