Frugal Mom: Cool Comfort For Healing Post-Partum Stitches!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 1 comments
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Image: Breast feeding, watching television and ordering room service
Before you go into labour, buy some of those disposable ice-cube bags. Trim to fit and round off edges.

Fill only about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick with water and seal. Place in your freezer, and they will be all ready when you need them!

After baby is born, if you had an episiotomy, you will find these ice-packs wonderfully healing.

Image: Cryopak Flexible Ice Pack for Lunch Boxes (2 pack) - ideal to help relieve muscle pain and swellingSimply take one out of the freezer, wrap in a old, small hand-towel that you don't need any more. Place this ice pack inside your underpants, against your stitches.

The individual pockets of ice make it flexible enough to mold to your body, and the cool ice will relieve your discomfort!

Photo credit: Breast feeding, watching television and ordering room service, by Lars Plougmann, on Flickr
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iMAGE: Thermos Ice Mat, 9 Cube - ideal to help relieve muscle pain and swellingSmartChoices Feme Pad: 2 Pack - Gives instant pain relief from childbirth soreness and stitchesShopping Suggestions:
Thermos Ice Mat - 9 cube
Earth Mama Angel Baby Postpartum Bath Herbs
Great Mother's Goods Sitz Bath
SmartChoices Feme Pad

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This is a good idea, but I find that those bags have uncomfortable seams that would cut into my thighs. Instead, I have soaked a newborn disposable diaper or a maxi pad with water and put in the freezer

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