Peri bottle - What is it?
After giving birth, it goes without saying that you may be experiencing quite a lot of pain in your nether region. While there’s plenty of discussion around self-care such as underwear, pads and compression stockings, the perineal area is a topic that often gets swept under the rug.
Whether you’re in your final trimester or recently given birth, a peri bottle can be a lifesaver to your lady parts.
But what is it?
Well, think of an upside down peri bottle as a sort of portable bidet: it’s used to clean the vulva after visiting the bathroom. “Peri” is short for perineum (and also known as the place where you tried to squeeze a watermelon out of a much smaller hole.)
So, how do you use perineum healing spray to provide relief? Read on to find out more.
How to use an upside down peri bottle
No doubt your body is feeling swollen, bruised and torn. You might even have stitches. On top of all that, you’re likely bleeding. When you use the bathroom, you may feel like you’re on fire.
An upside down peri bottle promises to alleviate your pain. It’s the simplest way to clean your bottom gently and easily after you’ve delivered your bub. More importantly, it can help prevent infection and speed up recovery.
Simply fill up your peri bottle with warm - but not hot - water. When you’re sitting on the toilet, just point the tip towards the area you would like to clean, and gently squeeze. It effortlessly wipes away all your excretions, and is much more preferred than wiping.
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