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.
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
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.