3 Jan 2023 | 3 min Read
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Whether you’ve had a C-section or vaginal delivery, giving birth to a baby is not easy even though it’s a beautiful experience. The first 23 days postpartum, you are bound to be tired, sore and even uncomfortable as your body adjusts to the whole experience you have gone through.
From postpartum pains and aches to the anxiety and stress of caring for a newborn, you need to take care of yourself. With some TLC and some products to comfort and ease your postpartum, you will get through those difficult days postpartum.
Natural nipple butter is a must-have product, especially during the first 23 days postpartum. Learning to deal with breastfeeding an infant is difficult and sore, dry, itchy nipples only add to that. Natural nipple butter helps to heal and soothe the skin around your nipples. Use one that is made with completely safe and natural ingredients and is fragrance and lanolin free.
During pregnancy and even postpartum, your growing belly and all the stretching it goes through leave your skin feeling itchy and also leave stretch marks on your body. A natural body butter and natural stretch oil help to soothe and moisturise the skin, heal wounds and scars and build collagen.
Aches and pains are a part of postpartum. You will experience abdominal pain, headaches caused by lack of sleep, backaches, and pelvic pain. Keeping a natural pain relief oil handy helps to reduce the pain and even moisturises your skin. Choose one that has the right blend of natural oils and therapeutic properties like Mahua Oil and Turmeric Oil which are great for postpartum recovery, and also reduce inflammation.
Padsicles or ice packs help you deal with postpartum belly and pelvic pain. You can use them when needed when you feel any kind of cramping or discomfort by placing them over the area for much-needed relief.
A gentle pH-balanced intimate wash is one the most essential things you will need to keep your intimate area clean and healthy postpartum. Using a natural one that contains a healthy and clean intimate natural lactic acid, which maintains the acidic pH level to prevent rashes, irritation, and dryness and natural extracts like chamomile and calendula help to soothe irritated and itchy skin.
A belly pillow is especially useful if you have had a C-section delivery. It helps improve circulation and enables you to find a comfortable sleeping position by helping to keep your back, neck, and hips aligned when you sleep.
A breastfeeding pillow is something that you will need and use the most postpartum. It helps act as a buffer between your baby and abdomen and helps you nurture latching. It also keeps your baby safe and provides your baby with the right position while breastfeeding.