Hello everyone! Here are some of the products that have been helping me through my postpartum journey. Now, the hospital should send you home with these so make sure you are stocked up before you leave. If not, here are some items that I definitely recommend.
- A Peri Bottle – It was a rude awakening to me that I would not be able to wipe properly after giving birth. The peri bottle is a total lifesaver. It helps to clean the lady bits all while being gentle to the sore vaginal area. This is also such a great item to have if you do not have a detachable shower head. Be sure to use warm water 😉
- Maternity Pads – Your regular pre-pregnancy pads will not cut it. These pads will absorb the heavy lochia bleeding. And in case you didn’t know, you cannot use tampons, menstrual cups, or anything of the sort for the 6-8 weeks following birth.
- Pain Relieving Spray – A spray is a great way to relieve the soreness from birth or from tears. Who knew it would feel like you got hit by a bat in your lady parts post delivery? It provides a nice, cooling sensation that helps keep the pain at bay.
- Postpartum Underwear – This is probably my most favorite item on the list. This underwear is so stretchy and comfortable! Also, don’t throw these away! They are completely machine washable. I made that mistake and missed out on having a stash of 2 additional packs. These make good underwear for just wearing around the house as well once the postpartum period is over.