Are you a new mum trying to figure things out? Well, this is for you!
Do you remember trying to sit down after you delivered your baby? If you had an episiotomy (a surgical tear to help ease the passage of the baby), you probably froze in shock at the pain, right? Well, I did It was just plain excruciating to attempt to sit, much less, adjust yourself to a more comfortable sitting position. Then, do you remember the first time after that when you tried to pass gas? It was sheer agony! Agony that melts away as you behold the bundle of joy that was a result of that process Now, if you haven’t had your baby yet, this may sound very scary, but there’s a solution for this pain.
Ever heard of a Sitz bath? It’s a warm water bath that helps cleanse the perineum. Just in case you wondered, the perineum is that space between the rectum and the genitals. The right temperature is the one that you can handle without sustaining burns. Putting a few drops of this water on the inner surface of your wrist can help confirm this.
Plain warm water is sufficient but some people add salt to the water which is soothing. Your doctor may also suggest other things he/she may want you to add to the water.
Do you wonder what to do with your baby’s umbilical cord stump? How many times to clean it? What to clean it with? Methylated spirit, antiseptic lotion or water? Or perhaps you should just ignore it, hoping against hope that nature does its thing and the stump falls off when it should, leaving your baby with a nice looking navel?
For details of how to get your Sitz bath running, how to care for your baby’s cord and answers to all those questions you have on pregnancy, taking care of baby and weight loss afterwards, get a copy of the book, Just For The Health Of It. You can get a copy via the shop now link on our facebook page. Or you can get it through:
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