5 necessities for quicker perineal healing after childbirth

5 necessities for quicker perineal healing after childbirth

To say that childbirth isn't easy understates it. So is saying that the after-effects aren't sexy. A girlfriend once described the feeling after delivering her 10-pound baby as being like her insides were hanging out, which probably wasn’t too far from the truth!  

Even without experiencing perineal tearing, the swelling and bruising caused by childbirth can range from uncomfortable to excruciatingly painful. It can take weeks, months, or even years to heal physically and emotionally from the trauma. 

Here are our top five tips for postpartum comfort and perineal healing.

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Perineal Healing Brew 

Perineal Healing Brew 

After childbirth, it can be difficult to sit let alone wipe down there (or, needless to say, have sex)! We asked Dr. Beverly Huang, NDfor a few ideas to help make things more comfortable while supporting an expedited healing process. 

Dr. Beverly suggests this topical healing brew tea for cooling, cleansing and soothing the perineum after childbirth: "Pour the tea into squeeze bottle to use after each urination to cleanse and sooth the perineum. It will keep for two days on the back of the toilet. This tea can also be frozen in a peri bottle and used as it thaws out after the birth as a cooling spray on the perineum."

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Perineal Healing Herb Padsicles

Perineal Healing Herb Padsicles

Using perineal healing herbs on frozen maxi pads can speed up the healing process significantly. We asked Dr. Beverly Huang, ND about it. 

According to Dr. Beverly, "using Calendula tincture and Hypericum oil promotes tissue healing after childbirth". She suggests using these healing herb padsicles:

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Top tips to prevent perineal tearing during childbirth

Top tips to prevent perineal tearing during childbirth

Who knew the tiny space between the vagina and the anus could cause so many problems! This tissue, known as the perineum, can become strained during vaginal childbirth and is at risk of spontaneous or surgical tearing.Who knew the tiny space between the vagina and the anus could cause so many problems! This tissue, known as the perineum, can become strained during vaginal childbirth and is at risk of spontaneous or surgical tearing.

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