Wise Mama Physical Recovery Checklist

In addition to rest and taking it easy,

these items will help ease the physical discomfort post birth.  

And here's the full list

  • Super absorbent pads. You can expect to bleed for several weeks after childbirth, even if you have a C-section.
  • A Sitz Bath (Motherlove Organic Sitz Bath Spray Soothing Herbal Spray for After Child Birth).
  • Lidocaine Spray (New Mama Bottom Spray Earth Mama Angel Baby).
  • A Squirt Bottle (take this home from the hospital or if you forget, grab the Fridababy Fridet MomWasher) .
  • Disposable Ice Packs (or make your own out of a diaper).
  • Nipple Cream (Motherlove).
  • Witch Hazel Pads (Tucks pads).
  • Cold compresses / Ice packs (or use cabbage or frozen peas).
  • Stool softener.  They’ll give you this while you’re in the hospital, but it’s good to have more at home in case you feel like you need it.
  • Motrin or ibuprofen.
  • Hemorrhoid cream (Preparation H).
  • Disposable undies (you can take a few pairs from the hospital)