It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of preparing for your baby, but don't forget to prepare for motherhood, too. In the immediate postpartum period, you'll have a lot of healing to do.
If you want to help along your body's natural healing process with natural products, here are some of the best products to have on hand during the postpartum period:
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Made of 100% USDA certified organic ingredients, these herbal pads are designed to help ease the pain of sore bottoms, episiotomies, and hemorrhoids. The special blend includes healing, styptic and antibacterial herbs and salts that are known to reduce swelling and promote healing.
Earth Mama Angel Baby recommends moistening and freezing the herbal pads for use directly after childbirth and for several days afterward. Later, you can warm the pads up or use them in a sitz bath for additional... comfort.
This product contains sea salt, organic oatmeal kernel meal, organic witch hazel leaf, organic yarrow flower, organic plantain leaf and organic calendula flowers.
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These bundles of herbs are designed to be used in a post-birth spritz to cool, soothe and heal sore bottoms. Made of 100% certified organic ingredients, each 1.5 oz. container includes 5 herb bundles.
To use, simply place one herb bundle into a container and pour 3 cups of boiling water over it. Cover the container and allow the herbs to steep until cool. Then, you can pour the liquid into a sterilized squirt or spray bottle. The remaining liquid can be stored in the refrigerator for refills.
Lusa... Organics recommends using the spritz every time you go to the bathroom.
This product is made of organic comfrey root, organic comfrey leaf, organic yarrow leaf, organic witch hazel leaf, organic uva ursi leaf and organic plantain leaf.
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The Spoiled Mama's Tummy Butter is designed to improve skin's elasticity and help to fade pregnancy stretch marks and scars. It also helps prevent new stretch marks from appearing after birth and lessens the appearance of C-section scars.
To use this organic butter blend, apply it in a gentle massaging motion, which helps to bring blood flow to the surface and encourage recent stretch marks and scars to fade.
The tummy butter includes cocoa butter, shea oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil,... organic tamanu oil, organic rosehip seed oil, kukui nut oil, meadowfoam oil, sea buckthorn oil, olive oil and Vitamin E oil.
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This all-natural herbal balm is designed to soothe and relieve pain and itching associated with hemorrhoids. Made with 100% certified organic ingredients, it has a 0 rating from the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep database, the best rating a product can receive.
To use, Motherlove recommends applying the balm to the affected area several times daily.
Its ingredients include: extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, witch hazel leaf, plantain herb, yarrow herb and calendula flower.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Made in Egpyt from 100% certified organic cotton, these cloth menstrual pads are designed to be breathable and comfortable. They snap into place, so they won't shift as you move around, and they're designed so that you don't have to change the entire pad when it's wet, just the liner. Plus, they come in bright colors and beautiful patterns.
You can buy them individually with one holder and 2 cloth inserts or as a set that includes 3 holders and 8 organic cotton liners. The holders... measure 13” long and 7.5” wide, while the liners are 12.5” x 9”.
The holders are dyed using metal-free, low-impact dyes and include nickel-free snaps to prevent allergic reactions. The pads are also designed to last 6 years, so you can continue using them once your period starts again.