Postpartum Essentials Buying Guide

There are a few important items you will need after giving birth to support your overall health and recovery. These are the necessities I have used after each of my births. 

You can click on the products to add them directly to your shopping cart (via amazon) or you can use this as a guide to find similar items when you go to the store.

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MomWasher Peri Bottle

This is the most important postpartum essential. You will need to use this after you use the bathroom every time you go. This is my favorite peri bottle because it has the bent neck, which makes it easier to use.  

MomWasher Peri Bottle

This is the most important postpartum essential. You will need to use this after you use the bathroom every time you go. This is my favorite peri bottle because it has the bent neck, which makes it easier to use.  

Hibiclense

I never see this on anyone else’s postpartum lists and I can’t believe it. Recovery is so much faster (especially if you tear!) when you use this with your peri bottle after you go to the bathroom each time. Just add a few drops of Hibiclense to your warm water in the peri bottle and squirt.

It will keep your tears and/or abrasions clean and increase the rate you heal. I had third degree tears with my first baby and using this in combination with my peri bottle allowed me to heal faster than other moms who were just using water and had smaller tears. Always ask your health care provider if its ok to take other supplements/products. These are just my opinions/results. 

Hibiclense

I never see this on anyone else’s postpartum lists and I can’t believe it. Recovery is so much faster (especially if you tear!) when you use this with your peri bottle after you go to the bathroom each time. Just add a few drops of Hibiclense to your warm water in the peri bottle and squirt.

It will keep your tears and/or abrasions clean and increase the rate you heal. I had third degree tears with my first baby and using this in combination with my peri bottle allowed me to heal faster than other moms who were just using water and had smaller tears. Always ask your health care provider if its ok to take other supplements/products. These are just my opinions/results. 

Witch Hazel

You are going to want to use the witch hazel to make frozen pads to wear occasionally when you are sore. Just pour witch hazel onto some menstrual pads and put them in the freezer. You can pull them out and use them whenever you feel you need a little extra comfort down there. I just throw them away once the cooling effect is gone. You could also try a reusable option like this

Witch Hazel

You are going to want to use the witch hazel to make frozen pads to wear occasionally when you are sore. Just pour witch hazel onto some menstrual pads and put them in the freezer. You can pull them out and use them whenever you feel you need a little extra comfort down there. I just throw them away once the cooling effect is gone. You could also try a reusable option like this

Maternity Pads

These are not sexy, but I prefer using the padded disposable underwear to deal with after birth bleeding. Some women prefer the large maternity pads. Whatever you prefer, you will want to make sure you have plenty on hand.

Note: You do not soak these pads with the witch hazel. You get other smaller pads to soak and freeze and just put them on top of the maternity pad you are using when you need relief. 

Maternity Pads

These are not sexy, but I prefer using the padded disposable underwear to deal with after birth bleeding. Some women prefer the large maternity pads. Whatever you prefer, you will want to make sure you have plenty on hand.

Note: You do not soak these pads with the witch hazel. You get other smaller pads to soak and freeze and just put them on top of the maternity pad you are using when you need relief. 

MotherLove Sitz Bath Spray

Everything “down there” will thank you for using this spray after you go to the bathroom each time. It helps calm and sooth all the irritation. 

MotherLove Sitz Bath Spray

Everything “down there” will thank you for using this spray after you go to the bathroom each time. It helps calm and sooth all the irritation. 

WishGarden Herbs AfterEase

After birth you will most likely get after pains for several days. This is normal as your uterus contracts back down to its normal size. These contractions can feel just as painful and even last longer than labor contractions. This was my experience the second time around and I thought I was dying. Turns out my uterus was just getting back to its normal size. Taking AfterEase can help with this pain. Always ask your health care provider if its ok to take other supplements. These are just my opinions/results. 

WishGarden Herbs AfterEase

After birth you will most likely get after pains for several days. This is normal as your uterus contracts back down to its normal size. These contractions can feel just as painful and even last longer than labor contractions. This was my experience the second time around and I thought I was dying. Turns out my uterus was just getting back to its normal size. Taking AfterEase can help with this pain. Always ask your health care provider if its ok to take other supplements. These are just my opinions/results. 

Arnica Homeopathy World Kit

Something else that made a noticeable difference with my after pains was taking the Arnica from this homeopathy kit. I didn’t and have not used the rest of the kit, I was just given the Arnica vial from my midwife and it was amazing. I could immediately tell a difference between my after pains when I was taking it vs. when I didn’t. Always ask your health care provider if its ok to take other supplements. These are just my opinions/results. 

Arnica Homeopathy World Kit

Something else that made a noticeable difference with my after pains was taking the Arnica from this homeopathy kit. I didn’t and have not used the rest of the kit, I was just given the Arnica vial from my midwife and it was amazing. I could immediately tell a difference between my after pains when I was taking it vs. when I didn’t. Always ask your health care provider if its ok to take other supplements. These are just my opinions/results. 

Garden of Life Prenatals + Fish Oil + Probiotics

Whether you are nursing or not it is important to help your body replenish its nutrient stores after giving birth. Unless your healthcare provider says otherwise you should continue with your prenatal and fish oil during the months after birth. You will want to use them while you are nursing as well. Always ask your health care provider if its ok to take other supplements. These are just my opinions/results. These are the three supplements I continue taking after birth. Garden of Life is third party tested and proven to be the best prenatal, you can read my post about it here

Garden of Life Prenatals + Fish Oil + Probiotics

Whether you are nursing or not it is important to help your body replenish its nutrient stores after giving birth. Unless your healthcare provider says otherwise you should continue with your prenatal and fish oil during the months after birth. You will want to use them while you are nursing as well. Always ask your health care provider if its ok to take other supplements. These are just my opinions/results. These are the three supplements I continue taking after birth. Garden of Life is third party tested and proven to be the best prenatal, you can read my post about it here

Garden of Life Plant-Based Calcium

It is so important to take a plant-based calcium because your body absorbs it better. This is another supplement I take during pregnancy and also afterwards to help replenish my nutrient stores and for healthy breastfeeding. Always ask your health care provider if its ok to take other supplements. These are just my opinions/results. 

Garden of Life Plant-Based Calcium

It is so important to take a plant-based calcium because your body absorbs it better. This is another supplement I take during pregnancy and also afterwards to help replenish my nutrient stores and for healthy breastfeeding. Always ask your health care provider if its ok to take other supplements. These are just my opinions/results. 

Lactation Herbs

These are the lactation herbs I have used and I do feel like they make a difference in supporting milk supply. Always ask your health care provider if its ok to take other supplements. These are just my opinions/results. 

Lactation Herbs

These are the lactation herbs I have used and I do feel like they make a difference in supporting milk supply. Always ask your health care provider if its ok to take other supplements. These are just my opinions/results. 

The First 40 Days Book

You want to have a plan for nourishing your body through the food you are eating after giving birth. I love the way this book creates such a beautiful ritual around supporting the health of the new mom. You can use it as a guide and adjust the foods based on your dietary preferences. Whatever you do, have a food plan for after baby that focuses on bringing you nourishment. 

The First 40 Days Book

You want to have a plan for nourishing your body through the food you are eating after giving birth. I love the way this book creates such a beautiful ritual around supporting the health of the new mom. You can use it as a guide and adjust the foods based on your dietary preferences. Whatever you do, have a food plan for after baby that focuses on bringing you nourishment. 

Glass Water Bottle + Glass Straw

You will want to be drinking water regularly after giving birth. This helps with milk supply. It also helps keeps awful things like hemorrhoids away. Trust me, you don’t want hemorrhoids after giving birth (especially if you tear), so please please please drink plenty of water. I prefer these glass straws to use as well.

Glass Water Bottle + Glass Straw

You will want to be drinking water regularly after giving birth. This helps with milk supply. It also helps keeps awful things like hemorrhoids away. Trust me, you don’t want hemorrhoids after giving birth (especially if you tear), so please please please drink plenty of water. I prefer these glass straws to use as well.

Flaxseed Oil + Vitamin C

Another great way to prevent (or get rid of) hemorrhoids is to take flaxseed oil (usually in a smoothie is easiest) and increase your vitamin C intake. I took 2 tbsp. of flaxseed oil a day and added vitamin C daily after I got hemorrhoids after my first birth. They started going away after I added these to my diet at the suggestion of my midwife. Always ask your health care provider if its ok to take other supplements. These are just my opinions/results. 

Flaxseed Oil + Vitamin C

Another great way to prevent (or get rid of) hemorrhoids is to take flaxseed oil (usually in a smoothie is easiest) and increase your vitamin C intake. I took 2 tbsp. of flaxseed oil a day and added vitamin C daily after I got hemorrhoids after my first birth. They started going away after I added these to my diet at the suggestion of my midwife. Always ask your health care provider if its ok to take other supplements. These are just my opinions/results. 

Please note that whenever you click on the links provided in the descriptions of my videos or blog posts I may receive a commission/payment… and don’t fret…I wouldn’t waste my time (or yours) recommending products I don’t actually like.