You should be planning for the postpartum now while planning for your birth too. One event to consider is immediately after delivery.
I mean who isn't thinking about the aftermath of pushing a babee out of your vagina???
Now this can be quite a controversial topic Warmth or Cold down there.
Well if immediately after birth we typically suggest cold to reduce the inflammation at first. After a day or so warmth can be used to keep blood circulation flowing and going, honey! Or you could keep using the padsicles if it's more comforting for you.
Try padsicles for the WIN.
What are padsicles?
Padsicles are frozen sanitary napkins that help relieve postpartum pain and swelling. With a few simple steps, you can make your own padsicles at home.
Each of my honeys receive a Partum Me Honey kit that comes with a sitz bath, belly oil and more.
Pregnancy and labor is beautiful mess. But the pain afterwards isn't so beautiful. Vaginal
Births can leave honeys feeling very sore. During my prenatal honey visits, I educate honeys on the benefits and how to make these simple cooling relief pads make their own padsicles with a few simple items.
What Ingredients Do You Need for a Padiscle?
You'll only need a few ingredients to make a padsicle, including:
Herbal Sitz Baths Soak
Liquid witch hazel
100% Aloe vera
Some people chose to incorporate herbs like thyme, rosemary, and lavender because they have antimicrobial properties.
How To Make Your Own Padsicles
Making your own padsicle is easy. With a few minutes. Wash you hands thoroughly before beginning and to keep your preparation surface clean.
Follow these steps to make your own padsicle:
Unwrap several sanitary napkins, or maxi pads.
In a separate pot take two tablespoons of herbs sitz bath and place in pot of water and bring to a rolling boil. Allow to steep for a few minutes.
While the herbs are boiling, place sanitaty pads on a flat surface, like a kitchen counter. To prevent stains, you may want to put a towel down first.
Cover each in a generous amount of Aloe vera, using your finger or the backside of a spoon to spread the gel across the length of the pad. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, which can relieve inflammation and soothe pain.
Pour alcohol-free witch hazel over the pad, as witch hazel can reduce swelling as well. The sanitary napkin should be saturated but not soaked.
Wrap each pad individually nack in the plastic and freeze, using as needed.
How Do You Use a Padsicle?
Once you've made—or bought—your padsicles you'll want to use them. These puppies are great for postpartum care. To start, simply remove the sanitary napkin from the freezer. Let it thaw for a few minutes (so it's not too cold) and then place it in your underwear just like you would a regular pad
If this all seems a bit overwhelming, I get it. I have created a simple solution where you can begin planning from day one of pregnancy
Purchase your Partum Me Honey postpartum planner here to get some ideas flowing and going and jot down notes too.
After your purchase your planner, book your 1:1 free consultation here to chat about your birth!