As a new/pregnant mum, you need to prepare for your recovery in the weeks after having a baby and giving birth.
You will be quite sore and tender in your vaginal/ perineal area!
If you’re thinking about self-care after baby, great! It can be easy to get so preoccupied in planning for the baby that you neglect to plan for your own healing and recovery.
Postpartum healing will require a few different tools to help soothe the pain, reduce swelling and offer some relief to any tears, stitched areas, or swollen.
Postpartum ice packs reduce swelling and soothe sore and tender 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.
Even after a 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.
After pushing baby, no matter how long for, you will be a bit swollen. If you need any stitches or have torn, chances are you will be a bit sore and experience perineum discomfort for even longer. Our peri gel pads can really assist in offering some relief.
Perineal cool pads are an essential for use postpartum to cool and soothe your perineum and help any postpartum soreness you may experience.
When the perineum gel pad is heated, it can be also used while in the second stage of labour to reduce perineal tears when pressed against the perineal area (ask your medical team if you're unsure how to correctly apply)
When frozen, the perineal ice pack provides soothing, cooling relief to the perineal area which may be irritated, swollen and tender from childbirth
The 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.
Please note that design of the packs may differ slightly depending on current stock level.
Each pack comes with a one perineum ice/heat pack and 5 x disposable covers.
Use the sleeves provided and do not apply the packs directly to the skin.
To clean, wash with warm soapy water.
Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) ID 374111
How to use?
Do not ingest or insert pad into the body. Do Not use on infants. Use under adult supervision. Avoid use on highly sensitive or insensitive skin. Do not use on open wounds. Overheating may damage or destroy gel bead pads. Discard if damaged. Test gel bead temperature prior to use.
Place in freezer for approximately 2 hours or submerge in icy water until desired temperature is achieved.
Submerge in hot water or microwave for the suggested times below. Heat in additional 5 second increments until desired temperature is achieved.
- 700 watt microwave: 20 seconds
- 1000 watt microwave: 15 seconds
- 1200 watt microwave: 10 seconds
Slip pad into sleeve and place on area. Apply for the medically recommended time of 20 minutes. Wait until skin returns to normal temperature before reapplying
CLEANING : wash with warm soapy water
WARNING: if you have an infection or mastitis seek urgent medical care. Consult your doctor before use if unsure