Postpartum Healing Kit
Is it cute? No.
Is it essential? Absolutely, that's why I call it that!
I have had the fortunate opportunity to heal 20+ mamas. I know the deal. I have seen the wasteful purchases. If I am with you on this journey, that's great, I show up with this box just as a doctor used to show up with his medical bag. If I am not there, I am available to walk you through the box via email, phone & text.
Ok, what happens down there after birth is a serious situation, in the best-case-scenarios; one we do not really discuss at the baby shower because we would rather focus on the frill, magic and excitement, as we should be. If you have not yet had your baby shower, get this on your list, STAT.
I have put together this essential box and 100% promise you will require every item within the first 12 hours of giving birth whether vaginally or cesarean.
You will be so grateful you had every single one of these products on hand - I promise - from a mama who has birthed 4 babes both vaginally & c-section (2 & 2). Don't get lost in the dark running around and trying to figure this out, I have done this for you.
POSTPARTUM PLATED ENERGY BITES
So popular, these are sold throughout Calgary. If you have had a baby before you know that you have these moments in the middle of the night when you are starving, your whole soul needs to eat - breast or bottle feeding, it does not matter. Keep these bites on your night stand, you'll be so grateful you did.
POSTPARTUM PLATED TEAS
Chinese Red Date & Goji Berry Tea
Chinese red dates are known as China’s “cure-all fruit” and have 70 to 80 times more vitamin C than grapes and apples. They are plump dried dates that are a deep red and have a pit on the inside and are naturally sweet and nourishing. They have plenty of vitamin A, B1, B2, protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron and magnesium and are known for enriching and replenishing the blood, which is so important for postpartum.
Lactation Enhancer (also fondly named by clients as the 'turn the taps on tea')
This is a breastfeeding tea (not breast feeding? - let me know and I will include 2 of the Chinese Red Date & Goji Berry Tea). This is the mother-of-all-lactation teas. I have packed in every known-to-woman galactagogues into this tea. Fennel, fenugreek, nettle leaf, mint and red raspberry leaf.
FRIDA DISPOSABLE UNDERWEAR BOYSHORT 8-PACK OR HIGH-WAISTED DISPOSABLE POSTPARTUM UNDERWEAR FOR C-SECTION RECOVERY
Mesh-free, mess-free recovery wear that stretches even more than you have. Soft, seamless and breathable to keep pads (and everything else) in place, without squeezing or pulling.
WEAR: Disposable Postpartum Underwear is Step 2 in the Frida Mom 5-step Postpartum Recovery Regimen; pack in hospital bag for use after the first postpartum bathroom trips at the hospital and back at home. SUPER STRETCHY ALL OVER: More flexible than your prenatal yoga teacher, these undies are designed to keep pads (and all other recovery layers) in place without compromising comfort. MADE OF MICROFIBER + SPANDEX: Super soft, breathable, mesh-free and latex-free (versus the uncomfortable, see-through, fishnet-like pair from the hospital). FULL COVERAGE BOY BRIEF CUT: Designed to hold the layers of relief in place, starting with immediate postpartum recovery through the first 6 weeks of recovery. Size is Regular.
LANSINOH THERA-PEARL 3-IN-1 BREAST THERAPY
Whether hot or cold, the reusable and non-toxic packs can be used for a range of conditions, so you and your baby can make the most of your breastfeeding experience. Its unique design conforms to your breast or pump like a bag of peas to provide 360 degree relief. Doctor designed and lactation consultant approved. Contains 2 reusable treatment packs and covers.=
A plastic sitz bath kit fits over the toilet and is a perfect way to heal your perineum without getting in to a full-blown bath. I have included the full instructions below as many people are not aware of how to use a sitz bath. Call, email or text and I will walk you (or your support) through how to use - it is super simple.
FRIDA SITZ BATH TABLETS
Get soothing relief from vag to tush with this Sitz Bath Tablets. These all-natural mess-free dissolving tablets are just what the doctor ordered to relieve pain and swelling associated with childbirth. Sitz down and heal awhile. Includes 7 tablets per tube, pre-measured dose keeps the guesswork out of making your sitz bath. All natural herbal + epsom tablets are great for a soothing soak for vag and tush. Use 1 x daily or as desired. Fill sitz bath with 1.5L of warm water, drop a tablet in and let it fizz. Once dissolved, gently sit in the natural herbs + epsom salt to work their magic for about 20 minutes. [For external use only. Do not ingest. Always dilute in water.]
CURITY MATERNITY PADS
You will receive 3 packages of these pads. These pads are soft and comfortable for heavy postpartum care. They also have a unique moisture barrier as well as an innovative fluid dispersement system. NOTE: 1 package will be used to create padsicles, which I will prepare for you.
PEAS IN A POD SITTIN' PRETTY PERINEAL SALTS
Soothing salts and spray help ease discomfort of postpartum soreness & swelling, episiotomies and haemorrhoids. Made with all-natural ingredients, including lavender, and cooling peppermint pure essential oils. Cucumber peel extract is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This natural extract is rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes essential for strong cell growth and repair.
PEAS IN A POD SITTIN' PRETTY PERINEAL SPRAY
Bump up the salts by adding this spray, use as often as you use the toilet. It truly is a life (vag) saver.
FRIDA ICE MAXI PAD
Gone are the days of adult diapers filled with ice chips. These ingenious 2-in-1 postpartum padsicles combine instant cold therapy + an absorbent pad in one super chill double-date for your vagina. Built an instant crack-and-cool first aid ice pack right into absorbent maxi pads to deliver the recommended 20-minute therapy window, no freezer necessary. Each pad absorbs 260g of liquid, so you don’t have to worry about leaks while you chilL. Super-soft top layer provides comfort in the perineal area and an option to use for soft cold therapy on a c-section incision. Pad covers the entire perineal area from front to back with an adhesive back so it stays put.
FRIDA UPSIDE DOWN PERI BOTTLE
Toss the hospital peri bottle and get this bidet for your vajay. It’s the MomWasher for relief and postpartum care down there. Specifically designed to be held upside down - avoiding the dreaded hand-in-toilet situation - with a narrow angled neck for a continuous stream of relief right where mom needs. Holds 10 oz of water and comes with a waterproof storage bag for on-the-go. C-SECTION MAMAS: Clean your vagina and incisions without pressure.
HOSPITAL BAG ESSENTIAL: Use during the first post-delivery bathroom trips at the hospital and back at home.
FRIDA NURSING GOWN
Designed for easy nursing and skin-to-skin access in the front, and full-coverage comfort in the back. Front-down front panels - Snaps to the waist for skin-to-skin bonding time and easy nursing access. Super-soft, stretchy jersey material. Ditch the starchy floral-print hospital gown for this ultra-comfy gown with pockets (yes, pockets!). Made of 100% breathable viscos. Hospital Bag Essential! Don’t forget to pack this hospital-friendly labor and delivery gown for when it goes down.