Having a baby is a huge process. It can be tiring, it can be draining, but it can also be extremely positive and enjoyable. When you’ve given birth, this isn’t where your journey ends. Instead, your life will change even further as you adapt to revolving everything around your role as a parent and providing your little one with the best upbringing possible. As you can imagine, there are plenty of products and services that can help you through the challenges that this time brings. Here are some that you might want to take into consideration.
Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding, you are likely to benefit from nursing pads. Your body will be getting ready to produce milk as a result of giving birth and this can lead to occasional leakage. Nursing pads can be placed in your bra to soak up any leaks and prevent markings to your clothes that you are wearing. They are low cost and can be purchased in bulk quantities to support you through your journey.
This is a part of postpartum that nobody speaks about, but that it’s essential to be prepared for. It’s normal to have some bleeding or discharge following birth and maxi pads are a good way to prevent this from staining your clothes. Make sure to have plenty, as they will make this element of being a new parent a lot easier to manage.
Our bodies change a lot during pregnancy, and they don’t always go back to the shape and look they were before, or they can take some time to get back to that state. It’s not surprising, then, that you’re going to have to invest in different clothing to support your body during this time. One key investment you should make is comfortable, supportive underwear. Your postpartum body will require this, especially if you are breastfeeding. Consider soft, wireless bras and underwear that holds and supports your body properly. You may also look into specialist underwear for those who have recently had C-sections, that can prevent rubbing on the healing area.
Ice and Heat Packs
Giving birth can take its toll on your body. You may experience some pain during this time, as your body heals and repairs itself. Ice and heat packs are particularly useful when it comes to managing swelling and balancing inflammation. They can also soothe painful areas, providing relief from discomfort.
Warm baths can also support your body’s healing process, providing relief and also giving you a chance to sit back and relax, taking some time to yourself. Make sure to have some bath salts at hand. These are generally perfume free and can also hold healing properties due to their salt content.
Of course, each new parent will find their own way to soothe themselves and their bodies following birth. But hopefully, some of the suggestions above will help you to find a few options that help you!