Post-birth healing remedies

May 10, 2016

Giving birth is not a walk in the park and it takes time for the body to heal properly afterwards.

You're likely to feel very sore after giving birth, especially if you've had stitches. Over-the-counter painkillers can help to reduce the discomfort but you can also opt for natural remedies, such as taking regular baths. The warm water of a bath instantly soothes stitches and takes pressure off the perineal area, allowing you to relax and breathe.

Add a handful of Mama's 'Take the rough with the smooth' Soothing Bath Soak to the tub to create a healing salve for your post-birth body. The blend of Epsom Salts and Colloidal Oatmeal soften the skin and boast anti-bacterial properties that help to reduce the risk of infection. The relaxing scent of lavender is perfect for encouraging a restful night's sleep too (if of course new baby is sleeping through the night already!).

You can also encourage healing by doing regular exercises, known as Kegels, to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. This involves squeezing and lifting the muscles of the front and back passage to speed up healing and reduce the risk of incontinence.

Sitting on a doughnut-shaped cushion and elevating the legs can help to relieve pressure too.

 

 

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