POSTPARTUM BATH SOAK: BENEFITS AND HOW TO USE IT
The last few weeks or pregnancy are often a time that you spend nesting, making sure you have everything you need for bub, but don’t forget about yourself! Being fully prepared for your recovery should be high on your list of priorities, because by taking care of yourself, you’ll be better equipped to take care of baby. One thing we always recommend at Mama Hug is to stock up on herbal sitz bath for those first few days and weeks postpartum. Not only will a herbal sitz bath speed up healing and reduce inflammation by encouraging circulation, but it will also help you relax and sooth postpartum discomfort from stitches, perineal bruising and hemorrhoids. We caught up with Nyree Adams, co-founder of Mum Bub Hub to talk a bit about their amazing Postpartum Bath Herbs and why it’s a must for new mums.
1) Why is postpartum bath soak a must-have for new mums?
2) Does mum need it even if she hasn’t had an episiotomy?
3) How do you use it?
Our Postpartum Bath Herbs can be brewed in many ways. It can be added to a bathtub of warm water for a relaxing soak. It can also be brewed and added to a peri bottle to rinse the perineum after using the toilet. Another way is to soak maternity pads with the herbal blend and then freeze them. They can then be used as super-soothing ice packs on swollen tissue.
To read more of Nyree’s tips for postpartum recovery, click here.