The last few weeks of pregnancy, labor, and childbirth can be wonderful, but they can also take their toll on your body. One thing I have grown in over the years is taking personal control over my own health care plan for my postpartum season. I was very blessed by having some amazing midwives with my fifth and sixth babies births and they both shared much wisdom and advice with me which enabled and empowered me to heal faster and more naturally.
One piece of advice helped me so much during postpartum and it was very simple to do. I hope and pray that you take the time to research, ask for advice, and seek wisdom from sisters in the journey of motherhood who have gone before you as you create your own postpartum health plan.
Sitz Bath Iced Packs
First make the sitz bath herbs like you do tea.
French press works the best with this bulk tea, but we boiled the tea in a stock pot, strained it with cheese cloth, then poured it from the mason jar into the unscented overnight pads or baby diapers. Once you have packaged the the soaked pads, you freeze them!
These are a great source of soothing and healing during postpartum.
How to make a Sitz Bath:
Make a concentrated amount of the sitz bath tea, pour into your tub while hot and add water until the desired depth. The more water you add the less concentrated the herbs obviously, so remember you want the bath to be as strong as possible for effectiveness.
You can also order sitz bath kits so you don’t have to use the bath approach.
My favorite online herb store sells a great kit here, at the Bulk Herb Store.
In all things, we need to empower one another to take good care of ourselves because our bodies are our temples, as the Lord says, but also we need to be able to be fit so that we can serve our families well unto the Lord. Amen?
My prayer is that you heal well from pregnancy and childbirth, that your postpartum season is the baby moon you have dreamt of and so blessed. And I pray that this little practical advice from a sister who has been there is a fun way for you to begin preparing for your postpartum season. Remember to give yourself a break mama. You don’t need to be out and about too soon either. Take the time to rest and heal and you won’t regret it! I promise!
Your Sister in the Journey,