You plan the birth, you prepare to bring baby home but what about Mom? There's a push toward making childbirth less clinical but the bottom line is you’ll have fluids leaking from places they don’t usually leak from, swelling in not so fun places, and a general screwing up of your body for weeks afterward; all while you’re probably not sleeping and are freaking out just a little about this Mommy stuff. Let us help.
Items in a Mom Bag™ by Post-Op Provisions® are divided into a few categories:
- Perineal care. Hopefully everything you need to help “down there”. Included:
- Ice packs and sleeves.
- Maxipads (with wings).
- Peri-bottle caps (to attach to any water or soda bottle).
- Wipes that don’t dissolve when you use them (like TP can).
- Dermoplast® anesthetic spray.
- Epsom salt. Use it for soaks in your tub or Sitz bath.
- Not sexy (but comfortable and disposable) mesh panties.
- Tucks® pads.
- Breast care. Even if you’re not breastfeeding, the girls are still going through some things after childbirth. Included:
- Hydrogel nipple pads.
- Disposable Nursing pads.
- Nipple Butter.
- Help with Constipation. Unfortunately, you still have to poop after you have a baby. That being true, make it as easy as possible – you don’t need new problems. Included:
- Miralax® powder.
- Fleets® enemas.
- General supplies. These are some personal care items as well as things to protect your house from all the leaking fluids. Included:
- Chux pads. Small, waterproof sheets to lay or sit on if you’re worried about making a mess on your sheets/couch/favorite chair…
- Sleep mask. You need to sleep when you can, even if that annoying sun is up.
- Ear plugs. Again the sleep thing.
- Dry Shampoo. You think you’ll have time to shower?? In case you can’t for a while.
- No Rinse Body Wash. See above.
- Hand lotion. Hospitals and narcotics can be very drying.
- Unscented, aluminum-free deodorant.
- Lip Balm. All natural, nice to have on hand.
5. An awesome bag. Once you’re through this postpartum stuff use it for the gym, grocery shopping, or as a diaper bag.