Hurray! you have made it your baby is here and you are so happy, fast forward 24hrs and you begin to feel your body again and you feel like you have been run over by a BRT bus 28 times and then you realise you have a tear or an episiotomy and it really sucks. Its OK , you will be fine.
After Kunmi I had a 2nd degree tear and it really bothered me , I couldn’t walk properly , I couldn’t sit properly it just wasn’t cool but here is how I made myself feel better.
.1. Numbing spray and Pain Killers – Please do not be like me and assume you are super woman just because you had a baby and say no to pain killers you will regret it just like I did. If you are bad at swallowing tablets like me I suggest you get a pill crusher. That thing is amazing. Numbing spray helps to numb the area of the cut so its pain free for a little while , you can use this after you have had a shower and after you go to the toilet to stop the stinging .
.2. Spritz Bottle: This bottle is a little bottle you can put warm water in to and spray on the cut after you have used the loo so the cut stays clean and uninfected it also helps with the stinging and it is a must have! Fill it up with warm water just before you use the loo and you will be golden.
.3. Sitz Bath – This was my ultimate life saver, you cannot do without this trust me. It is very easy to do all you need is a bowl you can squat on or if you can get the special sitz bowl that sits in your toilet seat that will be super. That is what I had. Boil some water put it in the bowl , add some salt ,sit down and let the steam do the magic.
If you have any tips to add , please leave a comment below. Don’t forget I am always available for a chat just email Temilola@ftmbaby.com