Now that you’ve had your baby, the hardest part is over, right? Well, maybe. My first word of postpartum advice is, TAKE IT EASY. I cannot stress this enough to all the moms I support during birth and into their first few days postpartum.
You must prioritize yourself, your body and your spirit during the early stages postpartum. It’s unfortunate that our society has lost touch with the importance of taking the time to allow your body to heal from birth, establish good breastfeeding habits and bond with your baby.
Must-have home remedies for postpartum care:
Arnica homeopathy: Arnica is used for muscle pains, aches and bruising. You can take arnica tablets during childbirth to minimize pain and bruising, or after childbirth to speed up healing (for both a natural birth or in cases of a c-section).
Postpartum herbal sitz bath: Soaking in a warm herbal sitz bath can help speed up your body’s natural healing process. Sitz baths are good for all forms of birth recovery, natural, episiotomy, hemorrhoids and sutras from c-sections.
Soothing postpartum pads: DIY with aloe vera, witch hazel and essential oils (one example using lavender, chamomile, rosemary is here).
Cold pads/ice packs: For vagina and perineum swelling.
Soothing cold nipple pads: To help relieve sore nipples.
Nipple balm: To help heal chapped nipples.
Mama’s rich milk tea (or an ice cold Guinness beer ;) : To help with milk production.
Placenta capsulation pills: Believed to help balance hormones, replenish depleted iron levels, assist uterus to return to its pre-pregnancy state, reduce postnatal bleeding and increase milk production.
Wholesome, organic, nourishing meals - Our nutrition expert Erica Favela has wonderful suggestions here
Pelvic floor therapy: Read more on this below.