As your are preparing for your baby’s big arrival, it can be overwhelming to process though all of the information about what you will  need vs what you will not. Your baby’s clothes may be in order, diapers ready, blankets and other essentials freshly washed and ready to snuggle in, but something that can be easy to forget is that mommy will need special care also after baby’s birth. If this is your first baby, you may not feel prepared for the aches and pains that may accompany your healing process but don’t worry, below we have compiled some soothing postpartum essentials that can make your recovery a much more comfortable one. If you prefer to buy each item instead of make it yourself there will be a link at the bottom of each “recipe”  for comparable products.

 

Nipple Cream:

Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and cocoa butter (bee’s wax may also be added)

You will fall in love with this light  and soothing nipple cream

Sitz Bath:

Perineal Spray

Soothing frozen pads: 

For the first week or so after birth these frozen pads can be such a great relief after a vaginal delivery, especially if you end up having a tear.  The ice calms any swelling and soothes soreness while the witch hazel,  lavender,  frankincense, and helichrysum promotes the healthy healing of those affected tissues.

 “mommy’s milk” tea.

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Kirsten is a military wife by day, an artist by night, and an around-the-clock-mommy to her (almost) two year old daughter and a son due in the Fall. She loves to travel and is always dreaming of her next adventure. Her interests include everything from extreme sports like skydiving and rock climbing to languages and studying philosophy. As a Californian now living in South Dakota, there is no taking that golden sunshine out of this California Girl.