Maternity Minute: What is Your Perineum And Why will it need Care?
In this Maternity minute, we're going to talk about your body:
What's your perineum and why will it need care?
Your perineum is the space between your vaginal opening and your anus.
This area experiences a lot of pressure when pushing, can tear, or can be cut (episiotomy) during delivery.
It's a sensitive area that you'll have lots of contact with when you go to the bathroom after your baby is born.
Don't use toilet paper for 4-6 weeks after delivery. Use the bottle provided to you by the hospital, or the peri bottle you've purchased from us
What can Help
Sits baths help sooth the skin and muscles. here's a how too article from What to expect
Witch hazel foam in your pad. Witch hazel is a natural remedy made from a plant called Hamamelis virginiana. medical research has proven it can soothe chapped, scraped, and irritated skin in adults and children. You can learn more about the Witch hazel foam we carry here.
Making "padscicles" to keep you clean and cool. Here's a blog post that explains how to make them. If you don't have the time, here's the link to the pads we sell in a 4 or an 8 pack.