You know we’ll always keep it real with you - if you gave birth vaginally, your vagina, perineum and rectum are going to feel wounded, sore and in need of some serious TLC during your postpartum recovery. The severity of the aftermath will depend mostly on your birth experience.Read More
Heres the thing - it’s ok to feel upset or disappointed that you didn't have a vaginal birth if that's what you were hoping for especially if you’ve had to have an emergency c-section but a c-section birth is BIRTH and it is just as empowering and as challenging as a vaginal birth. Be proud of your birth and embrace your story behind your scar.Read More
We had to take a moment to let this sink in. We have unrealistic expectations about how our bodies should be and look like after pregnancyRead More
Regardless of your birth experience, your postpartum recovery can be a tough time. There will be pain to some degree and simple things you may have taken for granted (like taking a pee) will seem really daunting.Read More
Perineal care… Why is it so important?
Before Pregnancy and childbirth it’s unlikely that you had casual conversations or much interest in your perineum. In fact, you may have no idea what it is until now…Read More
In true sisterhood form, women around the world have been sharing and passing down practices from generations before.Read More
Sex may not be at the forefront of your mind when you've just had a baby, but someday in the future, we promise you'll want to get back into the bedroom (and not just because you’re longing to sleep)!Read More
Preparing for Recovery after Labor? Soothe your lady bits with these easy padsicles.
A padsicle is essentially a homemade cold pack - it is a frozen maternity pad that you put on your lady bits to help soothe the pain and irritation you experience after birth.Read More
It takes longer to recover from a caesarean birth than it does a vaginal delivery – usually around six weeks in total – so despite having a newborn to look after…Read More
At first, the thought of peeing or doing a poo can be a bit frightening. Squirting warm water over the perineum during urination may ease the pain by diluting urine which can often sting in the immediate days after giving birth.Read More
Oh the dreaded hospital bag! It took me ages to get my hospital bag together and the only reason I think I actually got it done was the constant nagging of my other half. I simply got tired of the “Is it done yet?” questions, text messages and emails – yes emails…Read More