No matter the delivery method, giving birth to a human being is so darn demanding on your body. You hurt everywhere, all your bits are in…bits, and there’s a baby literally feeding off you or needing you. Hospital can help but once you hit home you’re on your own. Sore mummas we hear you – here’s 11 pain relief hacks to try.
1. Ice ice baby
When you’re facing a screaming crime scene down there you’ve got to get some ice on your privates STAT – particularly if you’ve had a tear, stitches, varicose veins of the vulva or haemorrhoids. DO NOT just stick some cubes in your undies though. Grab a sanitary pad, make some slits and slide them inside, THEN put the pad on. You’ll need the pad anyway because of the post-partum bleeding (you can freeze the whole pad too if you like). Other options are to freeze a condom full of water, wrap in a light cloth and place in your pad or directly between your bum cheeks (covering the back end, perineum and vagina).