Are you a new mom prepping for the days and weeks after baby’s arrival?
Let me give you a heads up! You’re probably going to be really sore “down there” after labor.
If you’re thinking about self-care after baby, good for you! It can be easy to get so wrapped up in planning for your new arrival that you completely forget to plan for yourself and your own healing process.
Postpartum healing will require a few different tools to help soothe the pain, reduce swelling, and clean any tears or stitched areas.
Postpartum ice packs reduce swelling and soothe sore areas — helping you feel more comfortable in the days after childbirth, so you can enjoy time with your newborn!There are major benefits to using ice packs specifically designed for postpartum women.
Vaginal birth without tears: The entire perineal area and rectum will be swollen after birth, and you'll likely feel discomfort in the area for around three to five weeks.
Apply ice packs to the perineal area for the first 24 hours. Ice packs and cold compresses should be removed after 10 to 20 minutes and be reapplied every hour as needed. (Ice packs should be wrapped in a towel or facecloth and not applied directly to the skin).
Perineal cool pads are an essential for use postpartum to cool and soothe your perineum and help any postpartum soreness you may experience.
When heated, the perineum strip can be effectively used during the 2nd stage of labour to help reduce the occurrence of perineal trauma and tears.
When frozen, the perineum strip perineal ice pack provides soothing, cooling relief to the perineal area which may be irritated, swollen and tender from childbirth, whether or not you had an episiotomy.
The perineum strip perineal ice pack can also be used to give instant relief from vaginal irritations and inflamed haemorrhoids, or to treat Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD).
The pack can be heated or cooled.
To use it for cold therapy pop it in the freezer without the sleeves for about 2 hours or place it in cold, icy water until the desired temperature is achieved.
To use it for heat therapy, put the pack in hot water without the sleeve or a microwave for the times below. Heat for 5 second bursts until the temperature you want is achieved. Always test temperature before use.
• 700 Watt Microwave: 20 seconds
• 1000 Watt Microwave: 15 seconds
• 1200 Watt Microwave: 10 seconds
Slip on the protective, disposable sleeves provided and place on the perineal area. Apply for the medically recommended time of 20 minutes. Wait until the skin returns to base temperature before reapplying.
To clean, wash with warm soapy water.
After pushing baby, no matter how long for, you will be a bit swollen. If you need any stitches, you will be a bit sore.
In the pack:
1 x perineum heat/ice pack
5 x perineum disposable sleeves