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 .

pain spray

.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.

spritz bottle

.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.

sitz

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

 

5 Comments on Post natal battle scars – Tears and co

  1. Joy
    March 18, 2014 at 5:50 pm (7 years ago)

    Thanks for the useful tips. Getting married this year and definitely saving every info i get in my Motherhood Folder. No knowledge is a waste.

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  2. Funke
    March 28, 2014 at 12:29 pm (7 years ago)

    Lol, because I can totally reckon. I had a totally different experience though…I had an episotomy but I didn’t have any issues going around, sitting or doing number 1 or 2…lol. I didnt even do the sitz bath and my cut healed properly.
    I will advise that we try as much as possible to cooperate with the mid-wives…push when they say push and stop when they say stop (so help us God)lol. That worked for me. Lovely blog Temi…I read it all through my pregnancy.
    Cheers and love to Kums baby

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    • admin
      April 18, 2014 at 6:33 am (7 years ago)

      Lol , I just had a quick flashback to my delivery while reading your comment. Thanks so much for reading and I would love to hear your birth story

      Reply
  3. Alero
    April 30, 2014 at 8:05 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi,

    My baby is three months old now… sleeping through the night, wakes up at 05:30 🙂 I really need to loose the baby tummy fast.

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    • admin
      April 30, 2014 at 8:29 pm (7 years ago)

      Hey Alero,
      Don’t worry too much about your tummy it will come down sooner than you think, just remember that it took 9 months for it to get there so it’s ok if it takes a little longer than 3 months to get rid of. In the mean time just enjoy being a mum and remember that everything good will come!

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