Post Partum Essentials for New Moms

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I had read a bunch of books, blogs and information before my delivery and I have to say there wasn’t anything that could have prepared me for life after delivery. Post Partum is a huge thing and any woman whose ever given birth knows you’ll experience it in some way. I don’t think we talk about it enough and I don’t know if there’s a lot of women that know there’s products out there to help with healing afterwards. So I’ve put this post together because it’s one I wish I stumbled across when I was pregnant! 

My delivery, looking back, was exciting. Becoming a mom for the first time is just.. amazing. Holding your baby for the very first time is beyond words. Growing a tiny human is incredible. I have to say my experience was far more positive than negative but it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. My labor went for 24 hours and I did end up taking an epidural because in that moment I felt I needed it. I’m thankful now that I did because it significantly helped with healing as I was numb for quite a few hours afterwards. I was required to stay in the hospital for 2 days after so they could monitor my healing so.. it wasn’t a perfect delivery or post partum experience. 

I had purchased a few of the listed items pre delivery so I had them ready with me at the hospital and was so so thankful I did! Even if you think your going to have that ‘perfect’ delivery.. just.. have a backup plan anyways. Because there’s no way to know for sure how your delivery is going to go. And as your momma always told you: ‘It’s better to be safe than sorry’.

(This post isn’t for Post Partum Depression or products related to depression) 

Post Partum Essentials for New Moms

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Anointment Postpartum Recovery Set 

This was a great and practical purchase! It included some sit bath bags (you’ll love using them in a warm bath post delivery), nipple cream (helpful if your breastfeeding) and perineum push balm (to help sooth the sore area)

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Witch Hazel Pads

Yep. They’re simply witch hazel poured onto large pads and frozen to help with swelling and discomfort. These were amazing! Witch hazel is great for healing, I got the lavender witch hazel to increase the anti-bacterial properties and help keep that area clean

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Tucks Personal Cooling Pads 

Because there’s no where for you to store those frozen witch hazel pads these were great for swelling during the first few days!

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Therawise HmR BioActive Hemorrhoidal Ointment

Need I say more?..

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Motherlove Sitz Bath Spray

This was just nice to spray and cool the area as well as sanitize and refresh

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Peas in a Pod Sittin’ Pretty Perineal Salts

I love using this for bath nights to relax and unwind, plus its designed to help the perennial area to heal

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Cara’s All Natural Products Measha’s Body Butter

I loved and still love slathering this all over my belly to help moisturize and reduce any stretching

 

Now, these are all simply products I actually used! There’s no pressure to purchase all of them or any of them. I simply hope this is helpful to anyone who may be pregnant or who may know someone whose pregnant. I would have loved more posts like this with helpful suggestions for post part care! 

Enjoy and stay balanced,

xx HBL

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