Expecting mums spend the next nine months after finding out they’re pregnant preparing for the arrival of the baby. From buying baby clothes, shoes and preparing a room for the baby, many admit to not thinking much about taking care of themselves after delivering. After delivery, there is a lot of healing, learning, and many sleepless nights. It can be difficult to adjust during this period if you don’t know what to expect or have the postpartum essentials you need. Additionally, many soon-to-be moms don’t often receive a gift basket of postpartum care supplies during their baby shower. So, here’s a list of after pregnancy care products to help you take care of yourself after having a baby:
Sitz Bath bowl
A sitz bath will help your stitches heal faster and painlessly after birth. You can prepare a sitz bath by either using warm or cold water infused with salt or bath herbs. New mums should sit in this water with their hips and bottom submerged to help soothe wounds, aches, pains, reduce swelling, heal tears, and perineal bruising. You can buy this after pregnancy care product from pregnancy stores or just use a normal bathing owl. Trust me – your pelvic floor will thank you!
Because of breastfeeding your baby, you will likely experience chapped and cracked nipples. Worse still, they could be bleeding. Most nursing women experience this so getting a nipple cream is a must to take care of your nipples. Make sure to use ointments specially formulated for breastfeeding mothers. They help to promote moist wound healing and do not necessarily need to be rinsed off before breastfeeding.
After giving birth, you will have lochia, which is vaginal bleeding from the uterus lining shedding, and it can last as short as two weeks or as long as six weeks. That’s why it’s important for all new mums to get maternity pads. These pads are not your typical maxi pads. They are large, thick, and made to handle the heavy flow of postpartum bleeding.
Disposable nipple pads
Whether you’re breastfeeding or not, breast pads are a must have after pregnancy care product for all new mum. These nipple pads will help keep leaking breast milk under control and avoid leaks on your clothes.
Many new mums underestimate just how much change their bodies go through until they have the baby and they can’t bounce back to a size 8. If you’re a new mum, not only will your tummy take its sweet, sweet time to recede, but you’ll also be left with flab, bulges and pouches that no one ever told you would stay. This is why shapewear is a must-have after pregnancy care product that every new mum should have to offer some extra support.