Everything You Need to Survive Postpartum
Postpartum is HARD. Any first-time mom will likely agree they weren’t educated enough on this beautiful, exhausting and sometimes painful part of early motherhood. Luckily the conversation is changing and more and more moms are shedding light on what it means to be living in postpartum. There are so many variables to take into account, the physical healing of your body which just gave birth, your soaring hormones, learning to care for a newborn, figuring out breastfeeding, learning to work together with your partner in a new way. It’s a LOT – and it’s difficult. Here are a few of our favorite products and resources to help make the most out of this special and often intense time:
The First Forty Days is full of nourishing recipes and advice to help with your recovery and the postpartum period.
Postpartum Support International offers a plethora of great advice and help for moms and dads that are struggling after having a baby. From online support meetings to private chats with an expert – this is an amazing resource if you find yourself needing professional medical help during postpartum.
@TakeBackPostpartum: This Instagram account provides support to mamas around the globe…it will leave you feeling less alone.
FridaBaby Mom Washer: This genius product takes the guess-work out of trying to use a standard perineal bottle – perfect for over tired mamas recovering from birth once you get home.
A comfy robe is a must have to keep you feeling cozy and put together after baby.
Donut Pillow: Having a pillow on-hand (even in your car when you leave the hospital) can provide comfort if you have stitches or are just sore from giving birth.
Nursing Nightgown: After having a baby the last thing you want to do is have a tight elastic waistband on your stomach – be sure to stock up on soft, knit nursing nightgowns to wear in the first few months especially.
Nipple Cream: There’s no way around it, you’re likely to have sore and tender nipples when you begin to breastfeed.
Bamboobies Soothing Nursing Pillows: Suffering from engorgement? These nursing pads work with both heat or cold and will provide comfort to sore breasts.
Reusable Nursing Pads: Will be a lifesaver to absorb leaky milk throughout your breastfeeding journey.
Pinkstork Recovery: A curated blend of herbs to help support and heal a woman’s body after giving birth, this delicious tea can be sipped cold or hot.
Nursing Sleep Bra: One of our sleep bras will make late night feeds easier and offer support when your supply first comes in.