5. Ice packs
Our postpartum care must-haves include ice packs to relieve vaginal soreness or pain. You may place an ice pack on top of the maternity or sanitary pad, but be sure to add a layer of protection on your skin. The ice pack must not directly touch the skin of the perineum.
Mesh panties for postpartum often have a slot for an ice pack, so you might want to consider that.
6. Supportive bra and bra pads
After giving birth, your breast may feel engorged and tender. A good bra, which can support the engorged breast without being too tight, is a great undergarment to stock up on.
Also, our postpartum care kit should have breast pads for when your breast milk leaks unintentionally.
7. Healthy snacks
Before giving birth, plan your meals and snacks. A healthy diet supports fast recovery, so stock up on healthy snacks, foods, and drinks you can enjoy. Preparing foods based on the symptoms you might experience is also great. For instance, foods that give you an energy boost and prevent constipation are excellent choices.
8. Anything else that the doctor advises you to have
Finally, stock up on items that your doctor advises you to have. They might recommend pain relievers or numbing sprays for pain. Also, they might give you stool softeners to help with postpartum constipation.
For less stressed postpartum care, it’s best to have a postpartum kit. The list above may help you prepare, but of course, don’t hesitate to ask your doctor for other necessary supplies.
Learn more about Postpartum Period here.