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Postpartum Prep: Things no one tells you 

(a partial check list for a vaginal birth)

  • Depends because there will be leakage
  • Overnight Maxipads with wings
  • Granny panties to throw away later…although once you put these beauties on your body, you’ll be a changed woman and may never want to go back.
  • Sitz bath herbs
  • Peri bottle (they’ll prob give you one at the hospital or birthing center)
  • Witch hazel pads (Tucks Medicated pads)
  • or Straight up Witch Hazel to soak your new maxipads in and freeze
  • PreparationH- Oh your poor bum
  • Olive Oil- Oh your very sore nipples
  • Arnica- breastfeeding friendly and homeopathic pain/ inflammation relief
  • Disposable or reusable breast pads because there will be leakage there too
  • A hooter hider to hide your leaking breasts in front of visiting family and friends…or not
  • Hot/Cold compress to soothe your sore, leaking breasts
  • Breast Pump (Check to see if one is covered by your insurance)
  • Breast milk storage bags
  • At least one newborn bottle
  • A journal for your thoughts
  • The contact information for a good IBLCE (board certified lactation consultant)
  • A list of local breastfeeding support groups along with the days,times and location where they meet
  • The First Forty Days book: for nourishing recipes and postpartum advice


We are women.  Hear us roar!
What were some of your life-saving PP recovery items?

Love & Leafy Greens,


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