How Can I Heal Pelvic Tissues After Birth?

I had some trauma to my pelvic tissues during my baby's birth. What's the best way to help them heal?

Answer:

I found after my first three births, where I had some small abrasions, that the best thing for healing was an herbal sitz bath.

I prepared my herbs in a pot on the stove then poured them into a warm bath that came about up to my hips when I was sitting in it. I just soaked like that for about 15 minutes, then rinsed off.

I did that every day for several days and it really helped a lot.

Other things that can help are using a peri-bottle to squirt warm water to rinse after you use the bathroom, or to fill it with a little of the herbal sitz bath.

I recommend the WishGarden Afterbirth Sitz bath.

Earth Mama Angel Baby also makes a couple of products good for helping heal after birth. The New Mama Bottom Spray and Earth Mama Bottom Balm are both made to help gently and naturally speed healing.

A final thing that will help is air and sunlight. If you have a window that doesn't face a public area, lay in front of the window so the sunlight can reach your damaged tissues. It works amazingly well. Some women say that shining a lamp can help too, but sunlight is the most dependable.

Good luck to you and sending thoughts for a fast healing!

About the author 

Kristen

Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website NaturalBirthandBabyCare.com and helping families through her online childbirth class MamaBabyBirthing.com

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