Natural Postpartum Product Must-Haves
Bringing a new life into the world is an incredible journey, but it's also a time when self-care and support are paramount. As an experienced mother, I know the importance of being well-prepared for the postpartum period. Instead of the traditional hospital bag, this time around I'm opting for a postpartum cart filled with items that not only facilitate my healing but also bring me joy. This time around, armed with knowledge from my previous experience, I'm making sure I have all the essentials I wished I had the first time. I am sharing that list with you, and I hope you can take away some insight for yourself.
Thermal Water Bottle with a Straw: Staying Hydrated in Style
One of the simplest yet most essential items in your postpartum cart is a thermal water bottle with a straw. Staying hydrated is crucial during this time, and having a stylish bottle with a convenient straw makes it easier to sip on fluids without hassle.
Frida Postpartum Mesh Underwear—The Boyshorts: Comfort Meets Functionality
Bid farewell to uncomfortable, ill-fitting underwear. The Frida postpartum mesh boyshorts are a game-changer. They combine comfort and functionality, providing the support you need while ensuring you feel at ease.
Upside-Down Peri Bottle: Smart and Effective Hygiene
The upside-down peri bottle is a genius addition to your postpartum arsenal. It simplifies personal hygiene during recovery, offering easy and precise cleansing when you need it the most.
Frida Ice Maxi Pads: Cooling Relief
Postpartum discomfort is no match for Frida Ice Maxi Pads. These cooling pads offer soothing relief, making those initial days after childbirth more manageable.
Revitalize Postpartum Cream: Nourish and Rejuvenate
Your postpartum cart wouldn't be complete without the Revitalize Postpartum Cream. Packed with natural ingredients like Lupin Flower and Abyssinian Oil, it's designed to strengthen stretched skin fibers, improve stretch marks, and provide lasting softness without compromising your baby's well-being.
Boob Balm: Soothe and Protect
Breastfeeding can take a toll on your skin. A good quality boob balm is a soothing solution for keeping your skin healthy and comfortable.
Herbal Mist: Refreshing and Uplifting
An herbal mist is a delightful addition to your postpartum journey. Spritz it on your face and body for a refreshing and uplifting experience. It is also a natural perineal spray!
Lavender Soaking Salts: Relaxation on Demand
Lavender soaking salts can turn an ordinary bath into a spa-like experience. Take some time to relax and rejuvenate in the soothing embrace of lavender-scented water.
Silver Nursing Caps: Gentle Protection
Silver nursing caps provide gentle protection for your nipples during breastfeeding, reducing discomfort and promoting healing.
Breast Pads: Stay Dry and Comfortable
Keep breast pads on hand to stay dry and comfortable throughout the day. They are essential for managing milk leakage.
Hot/Cold Breast Packs: Versatile Relief
Hot/cold breast packs are versatile tools to relieve breast discomfort. Whether you need soothing warmth or cooling relief, these packs have you covered.
Afterease Herbal Supplement: Managing Post-Labor Contractions
After labor, contractions can be challenging. An herbal supplement like Afterease can help ease the discomfort and support your recovery
Your postpartum cart is a testament to your dedication to self-care and well-being during this transformative time. By choosing items that bring you joy and enhance your healing process, you're setting yourself up for a more comfortable and enjoyable postpartum experience. With these carefully selected essentials, you can focus on what truly matters – bonding with your new addition to the family. Here's to a joyful and healing postpartum journey!
First pregnancies can be scary and the fear of birth paralyzing.
Instead of taking action, you’re overwhelmed. You can only hope that your healthcare provider will make the best decisions for you.
I wish I’d been better prepared but I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I felt like birth was just one of those miserable experiences women have to push through and endure.
Now that I’m in my third trimester expecting my second baby, I’m choosing to embrace birth with intention.
What I’m doing differently this time around:
Choosing a Natural Birth:
This felt scary at first, but I want a redemptive and peaceful birth. One where I have the autonomy to move my body into positions that support my baby’s efforts to enter the world.
Instead of letting fear take over, I’m absorbing as much information as possible. I’ve consulted with my midwife to craft my ideal birth plan. I’m also watching birth videos to get more comfortable with the experience.
I’m seeing a chiropractor to help me align my hips and back to help make the birth experience be more comfortable. I made sure to look for a chiropractor who is certified in the Webster technique to help ensure my baby is in optimal position for labor.
Pelvic Floor Specialist:
My pelvic floor specialist and I are preparing my body for birth. We’re doing exercises to learn how to relax certain muscles during delivery, strengthen my pelvic floor, and improve my postpartum recovery.
Postpartum Skin Care Products:
This time I’m not using the postpartum skin care products provided by the hospital. I didn’t know better the first time. I didn’t realize how many questionable ingredients were in those products that did nothing to support my healing process. Instead, I’ll be using my own products like the Boob Balm, Herbal Relief Body Mist, Lavender Soaking Salts, and Revitalize Postpartum Cream which I believe are the best postpartum skincare products. All of them can be found in my Postpartum Care Package.
I combine the stretching technique with the Baby Cheeks Barrier Oil to reduce my chances of tearing. The oils help the skin to become more elastic and the stretching helps the skin become more flexible. It also teaches you to release tension during intensity and allow your body to expand.
I’m incorporating strength workouts to reduce the aches and pains I felt during my first pregnancy. By working out at least twice a week I have almost completely eliminated back pain, sciatic pain, and abdominal pinching. I have been doing the Bodi Barre Prenatal workouts and absolutely love them!!
Pregnancy hormones like Relaxin cause the skin to be less firm and often lead to stretch marks and cellulite. I have been strengthening my skin’s elasticity throughout pregnancy with our postpartum belly cream: the Revitalize Postpartum Cream. It contains Lupin extract that produces type I Collagen and increases skin elasticity and firmness. I have no stretch marks. The cellulite on my legs that I had at the beginning of my pregnancy has all but disappeared.
Strengthening My Faith:
Even though I’m doing everything in my power to prepare my body and mind for birth, there is still a whisper of fear in me. I’m strengthening my connection with God to replace that fear with faith. Believing in the knowledge that I was built for birth and that I can trust in Him for strength.
Preparing and planning for birth has felt like an extra full-time job. But, I feel so excited.
I hope this empowers you to decide and take charge of your baby’s birth and motherhood journey.
I'd love to hear what you've been doing to prepare for your birth? Comment below!