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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Natural ideas to help with postpartum discomfort and pain

Earth Mama Angel Baby New Mama Bottom Spray 
    The idea with this is to use after you use your peri bottle to give some cooling, healing, refreshing relief.
Earth Mama Angel Baby New Mama Bottom Balm
     This is to use with healing and any possible hemorrhoids. (I can already testify that it works great for the latter.)
Earth Mama Angel Baby Booby Tubes
     You can either freeze these for cool relief or warm them to help ease engorgement and clogged ducts or to encourage milk flow. They are very soft and squishy too.
Earth Mama Angel Baby Nipple Butter
     This is to heal and relieve the pain of sore and cracked nipples- hopefully to prevent the cracked part. It has cocoa butter in it so it smells like chocolate. It is very smooth and soft, so it goes on very easily and you don't have to wipe it off between feedings since it is all edible ingredients and organic.
Earth Mama Angel Baby Postpartum Bath Herbs
    You steep these in boiling water like you would hot tea. Then gently drain them and place the "tea bag" directly onto your pad for herbal relief and healing. Use the leftover "tea" to put into your peri bottle or use as in a sitz bath. You can also freeze the "tea bags" or put the extra "tea" onto some pads and freeze them to help with swelling. The last way to use this is to put a couple of bags into a nice warm bath and just sit and relax. Someone suggested getting one of those $1 ring floats from like W-M and blowing it up and then sitting on it for some cushion. I thought that was a great idea.
Earth Mama Angel Baby Monthly Comfort Tea
     This is supposed to help ease the discomfort/pain of postpartum cramps. They can be pretty bad directly after birth. Although, it may be difficult to get some hot water to make tea in if you are having a hospital birth. 
Electric Heating Pad 
   This is obvious for any aches or pains. Abdomen or possibly lower back.
7th Generation Pads- 6pks overnights w/ wings -2pks maxi -2pks ultra thin w/ wings
     I stocked up on these because I had to order them and didn't want to run out. I am showing what they look like open because that is difficult to find. I only wish that the overnights flared in the back and that the maxis had wings as well. But hopefully they will do the job. I know that they will be much more gentle on my skin than standard pads. I do have 12 cloth pads for back up if I need them.

L to R- Overnight, Maxi, Ultra Thin Seventh Generation Pads
I purchased the majority of these products from vitacost.com
They have great prices.                          


  1. I love this. I just tried the seventh generation pads as well and love, love them! I had tried some of the natracare ones but they are not nearly as soft of a good fit as the seventh gen. Can you believe that after 5 (now 6) babies, I have never had a nursing pillow! Dale just ordered me one and I can't wait for it to get here.
    Great bag and very well thought out!

  2. You will LOVE your pillow!
    Good to know that the 7th Gen is better than the Natracare. They are a better price too.
    Let me know if you think that I forgot anything in my ridiculous hospital bag.
    I just finished sewing a sling and am working on finishing a changing pad for my changing table. I am worn out though in general from being pregnant and not getting much sleep. You know how it is.