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You'll feel slightly sore after even the most simple, uncomplicated labor and birth. In addition to physical complaints from childbirth, you may also feel tired from a lack of sleep, have the baby blues, and have engorged and painful breasts. Postpartum recovery happens all by itself of course, but there are things you can do to make it easier. What are the best products for an easier postpartum recovery?

For vaginal tears or an episiotomy wound, we recommend you try a peri bottle with simple water, or with herbs if you want to. Peeing is bound to sting a little (or a lot) in the week or so after birth, but spraying water onto your torn area while you urinate greatly alleviates this pain.

Breast pads are a must-have if you are newly breastfeeding. I remember waking up soaking wet in the early days of nursing my daughter; this is no fun! Breast pads definitely keep your bed and clothes from getting wet, as long as you replace them often enough. Cloth pads and disposable pads both work well. If you don't have either of those available, sticking a towel in your bra actually does the trick too. It's just a bit bulky.

You may like to try and resist the temptation to squeeze into your pre-pregnancy clothes right after giving birth, and wear loose, comfortable pants of skirts instead. Make sure to wear natural fibres. If you intend to nurse by pulling your top down, remember than roll necks and similar are now out. Ideal combinations for this type of nursing are camisoles and shirts or cleavage-showing tops with another top underneath. If you want to nurse by lifting your top up, instead, a simple cami will keep your tummy warm and covered.

You might like to have a shower or bath after giving birth, even when you're alone. A pack 'n play in the bathroom or your baby's car seat allows you to do so while still keeping an eye on your baby.

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