top of page

Postpartum Recovery Must Haves

If you are a new or seasoned parent, I think we can all agree that we have felt or feel ill prepared for postpartum life and recovery because it really is so different each time. Luckily, companies have made an effort to recognize the lack of postpartum products and have made some awesome postpartum products to help us in recovery:

Frida Mom is a big name in postpartum recovery products and I came across an amazing company on Instagram called Coddle (products are plant based and organic). If you want to support a local Minnesota company, then checkout Baby Bonito.

Finally, If you are super into doing it yourself then start your DIY postpartum recovery products Pinterest board now!

For Vaginal Bleeding (yup, even if you had a C-section!):

  • Mesh underwear or Depends: the hospital will give you a few, but you'll want to have more at home. You'll bleed a lot in the first few days (much more than a period bleed) and will want to have easy clean-up.

  • Pads, Pads, Pads (preferably chlorine free). Have a variety on hand from thin and small, to thick and long. Your bleeding will last for a few days to a few weeks, and you'll want to be prepared. Bria likes to switch to cloth pads once bleeding has slowed to a period level. Check out this local Wisconsin company: Party in My Pants

  • Padsicles: = Pad + Popsicle and they provide great relief for your nether regions! Check out this blog post for a DIY recipe (try using essential oils like lavender!).

  • Peri Bottle: you'll get a basic peri bottle from the hospital, but we're a big fan of this upgraded Frida Mom Upside Down Peri Bottle. Use it every time you pee to dilute your urine and make for a more pleasant experience for your healing parts.

  • Sitz Bath: you can buy a special sitz bath attachment for your toilet, to soak your perineum if you're rocking a C-section incision. But if you had a vaginal birth, go ahead and soak in the tub! Try some of these recipes.

For Leaking Milk (yup, even if you&