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Giving birth is hard work… after all your pushing a human being out of your body. Some women even tear their perineum (the bit of skin between your vagina and anus) during the birthing process. It’s no surprise then that a lot of women are sore afterwards.
My first child came out pretty quickly (only 20 minutes of pushing!). Although we had planned for his head to emerge spontaneously to reduce this, but at that point, there was no stopping me! This fast birth didn’t allow my perineal skin time to stretch and accomodate his head and unfortunately I did suffer from a 1st degree perineal tear and a clitoral tear and had to have stitches. So to say I was sore after giving birth was an understatement.
I was so glad I had the foresight to make these postpartum pads. They felt so nice and really helped me during the healing process. I actually used adult diapers, which I found to be more comfortable than pads during the healing process. I found myself worrying less about bleeding in these.
Make a few of these before giving birth and keep them on hand in the freezer. If your hospital or birth center allows it, you can even bring them with you.
- 1 Pack Adult Diapers (Or overnight pads)
- 1 Cups Witch Hazel
- 1 Cups 100% Aloe Vera Gel
- 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Plastic Freezer Safe Bags
- Tin Foil
Yields 6-9 Diapers
Mix witch hazel, aloe vera gel and essential oils in a large bowl. Spread mixture into diaper (or pad) paying extra attention to perineal area. Roll up diaper tight, wrap in tinfoil and stick in the plastic bag. Freeze.
To use: Unthaw to comfort level. I found that they unthawed quicker if they were unwrapped and unrolled.
I absolutely loved these and will make more for next time we have children. I wish I had brought a few of these to the hospital, but my room didn’t have a fridge or freezer.
Other Pregnancy and Postpartum Recipes
- Uplifting Postpartum Room Spray
- Soothing Postpartum Relief Pads
- More Milk Essential Oil Blend
- Labor Massage Oil