Post Delivery Healing Necessities


[1] Honey Pot’s Postpartum Pads

I should start by saying that The Honey Pot Company was created by a woman on a mission: to naturally heal herself. I should also mentioned that this woman ever so sweetly decided to call our lovely lady bits down there our honey pot, I mean how-frikkin'-cute!


Anyways, this company makes a 33cm Postpartum Pads with wings that are herbal and all natural, made with chlorine-free and pesticide-free cotton and infused with rose, lavender, aloe, and mint essential oils so that even the most sensitive skin stays refreshingly cool (and I mean REFRESHINGLY COOL) while remaining free of unnatural chemicals, parabens, carcinogens, and sulfates -- so umm yeah, I was sold!


Now all that sounds great right? Right, so I bought them. There was one thing about this product that caught me off guard initially though and that was how incredibly THIN they were (especially given the aftermath they needed to support post-delivery). That being said, after trying them while at the hospital (I was eager to stop using those MASSIVE PADS the hospital provides), they definitely exceeded my expectations and were super absorbent relieving my discomfort and cramping. If anything I felt super fresh when using these and never gave leakage a second thought after seeing the first pad I tried in action!


Top 5 Reasons Why You Need These in Your Hospital Bag:

  1. They are super absorbent

  2. The cooling effect is undeniably refreshing making you feel like a million bucks down there after just vaginally delivering a baby!

  3. They are MASSIVE in length - like 33cm MASSIVE so you're covered - literally!

  4. They are really thin and comfortable so you won't end up feeling like both you and your new baby are sporting diapers.

  5. They're free from all the bad stuff and they have all the good stuff you want in a pad when you are recovering from giving birth.


[2] Earth Mama's Herbal Perineal Spray

Ok this is a cooling, soothing perineal mist that helps ease discomfort of postpartum vaginal soreness and swelling. It is also made with safe, natural herbal ingredients, including astringent witch hazel, antibacterial lavender, and cooling peppermint pure essential oils.

I used it quite often, especially after a shower/bath or using the toilet. So I would definitely make sure you pack it in your birth bag for those first post childbirth bathroom trips for soothing comfort.


FUN FACTS:

  • There is a cleverly designed inverted sprayer meaning that it sprays easily upside down!

  • It's also soothing for after sun, bug bites, and itchy rash too.

  • There are no artificial preservatives, no synthetic fragrance, phthalates or parabens and no petroleum products, mineral oil, Vitamin E or dyes.

  • It is formulated with witch hazel, lavender and peppermint providing a refreshing feeling that helps ease and cool discomfort


[3] TUCKS Medicated Cooling Pads

I bought these just in case I got any unwelcome haemorrhoids - which I didn't BTW; however, I did tear a smidge during delivery (1st degree tear - that's the smallest FYI even though it feels like a 4th degree - so NBD) and these were great in reducing swelling from the stitches.


The pads are formulated with witch hazel as their active ingredient and soothe, cool and protect irritated vaginal and anorectal tissue which provided me some much needed immediate relief the first week postpartum.



[4] The MomWasher

OK, if nothing on this list seems necessary for you then fine, BUT I can tell you one thing for sure and that's that the MomWasher is 100% NECESSARY!


Postpartum perineal care is super important for new moms. Way better than that hospital squirt bottle provided with my first born, the MomWasher is a peri bottle that makes the post-delivery healing process cleaner and easier. It's awkward design makes it easy to beheld upside down with a long, angled neck and an easy-squeeze bottle. I trusted in the product, and my lady bits were definitely thankful!


I am sure there are the more obvious things missing from this list like: a nursing bra, comfy undies (like big ones), comfy post delivery pyjamas and clothes to go home in, a refillable water bottle, slippers and more but the above are new items I got the second time around that I found were super helpful.


So tell me...

Have you tried any of these products or, are you a DIY mama who made her own post delivery healing necessities?


What other products did you use to help with your post delivery healing that you'd like to share?


Let me know!