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The Ultimate Postpartum Recovery List (for healing + comfort) 782

Healing postpartum after a vaginal delivery can be tough. You need some serious TLC down there and SPEEDY healing. Check out this top list of the ultimate postpartum recovery must-haves. (Hover over the "comment boxes" on each item to see my comments & recommendations.)
Your postpartum recovery staple. I ended up using1 pack of these, 4 packs of the Stayfree Maxi Regular and 1 pack of the Carefree Original R
Always Extra Heavy Overnight Maxi Pads with Flexi-Wings - 20 Count
Always Extra Heavy Overnight Maxi Pads with Flexi-Wings - 20 Count
$13.00
An alternate heavy flow pad to the Always Maxi Overnight. Natracare pads are very similar to hospital pads and do not have wings.
Natracare Organic Maternity Pads - Pack of 10 Pads
Natracare Organic Maternity Pads - Pack of 10 Pads
A fantastic downgrade from the "jumpo pad". No wings means they fit into the mesh panty nicely with no plastic rubbing.
Stayfree Maxi Regular Pads For Women, Wingless, Reliable Protection and Absorbency of Feminine Periods, Scented, 66 count
Stayfree Maxi Regular Pads For Women, Wingless, Reliable Protection and Absorbency of Feminine Periods, Scented, 66 count
$7.00
The best panty-liner when you graduate to something slimmer to catch the end of your recovering cycle.
Carefree Original Thin Panty Liners, Comfortable Daily Feminine Care Protection, Fresh Scent, Regular, White, 92 Count (Pack of 1)
Carefree Original Thin Panty Liners, Comfortable Daily Feminine Care Protection, Fresh Scent, Regular, White, 92 Count (Pack of 1)
Tucks are ultimate cooling relief and some are given to you at the hospital. They go straight on top of your maxi pad. Stock up!
Tucks Medicated Cooling Pads 100 Pads Per Pack (Pack of 2)
Tucks Medicated Cooling Pads 100 Pads Per Pack (Pack of 2)
The hospital will give you guazy panty things that are pretty great but you will likely run out! Prepare with another pack.
Seamless Mesh Knit Underwear Postpartum Maternity Post Surgical Disposable Women's Panties Brief 5 Count (Black)
Seamless Mesh Knit Underwear Postpartum Maternity Post Surgical Disposable Women's Panties Brief 5 Count (Black)
$18.00
These cold packs are the BEST for postpartum relief!!!
Medline MDS148055pk48 Deluxe Perineal Cold Packs with Adhesive Strip, 4.5" x 14.25" (Pack of 24), postpartum, great for new moms
Medline MDS148055pk48 Deluxe Perineal Cold Packs with Adhesive Strip, 4.5" x 14.25" (Pack of 24), postpartum, great for new moms
$37.00
This is a natural version of Dermoplast. It has raving reviews. Next time I'm buying this + Dermoplast and trying them both out.
Herbal Perineal Spray by Earth Mama | Safe for Pregnancy and Postpartum, Natural Cooling Spray for After Birth, Benzocaine and Butane-Free 4-Fluid Ounce
Herbal Perineal Spray by Earth Mama | Safe for Pregnancy and Postpartum, Natural Cooling Spray for After Birth, Benzocaine and Butane-Free 4-Fluid Ounce
$11.00
You will get 1 can from the hospital. Buy another 2. Trust me!
Dermoplast Pain Relieving Spray-2.75 oz.
Dermoplast Pain Relieving Spray-2.75 oz.
Put that ridiculously sucky peri-bottle that they give you from the hospital in the second bathroom or your diaper bag. Use this one!
MomWasher Peri Bottle for PostPartum Care by Fridababy - Perineal Recovery After Birth
MomWasher Peri Bottle for PostPartum Care by Fridababy - Perineal Recovery After Birth
The comfiest underwear when you're ready to ditch those mesh ones!
Fruit of the Loom Women's Boyshort Panties
Fruit of the Loom Women's Boyshort Panties
$21.00
Motherhood Maternity Women's Maternity Lace Trim Nursing Nightgown
Motherhood Maternity Women's Maternity Lace Trim Nursing Nightgown
$25.00
Don't use toilet paper. Use these. I ended up buying 5 packs!
Preparation H Flushable Medicated Hemorrhoid Wipes, unflavored, 192 Count (Pack of 4)
Preparation H Flushable Medicated Hemorrhoid Wipes, unflavored, 192 Count (Pack of 4)
For those who are in a lot of pain + discomfort. This will help tremendously.
Preparation H Hemorrhoid Symptom Treatment Cream, Multi-Symptom Pain Relief with Aloe, Tube (0.9 Ounce, 1 Tube per Box), (Pack of 3)
Preparation H Hemorrhoid Symptom Treatment Cream, Multi-Symptom Pain Relief with Aloe, Tube (0.9 Ounce, 1 Tube per Box), (Pack of 3)
$30.00
Your new postpartum BFF. Sitting can be done with the donut. Otherwise...not so much.
Kieba Hemorrhoid Treatment Donut Tailbone Cushion, Prostate Pillow, Pregnancy, Post Natal, Bed Sores, Coccyx, Sciatica, 18 Inches. Ultra Premium Comfort Foam (Black)
Kieba Hemorrhoid Treatment Donut Tailbone Cushion, Prostate Pillow, Pregnancy, Post Natal, Bed Sores, Coccyx, Sciatica, 18 Inches. Ultra Premium Comfort Foam (Black)
$34.00
When your doc give you the go, take a sitz bath. Use this instead of your tub to make sure the bath is as sanitary as possible.
Yunga Tart Seatz Bath
Yunga Tart Seatz Bath
$20.00
The staple to your sitz bath. Take 2-3 a day. You will need this larger sized bag.
Epsoak Epsom Salt 19 lb. Bulk Bag Magnesium Sulfate USP
Epsoak Epsom Salt 19 lb. Bulk Bag Magnesium Sulfate USP
$27.00
A welcome addition to your sitz bath, helping with inflammation and healing.
Aura Cacia 100% Pure Lavender Essential Oil | GC/MS Tested for Purity | 15 ml (0.5 fl. oz.) in Box with Uses Insert | Lavandula angustifolia
Aura Cacia 100% Pure Lavender Essential Oil | GC/MS Tested for Purity | 15 ml (0.5 fl. oz.) in Box with Uses Insert | Lavandula angustifolia
A final addition to your sitz bath, helping with your recovery.
T.N. Dickinson's Astringent, 100% Natural, Witch Hazel 16 fl oz (473 ml) (2 Pack)
T.N. Dickinson's Astringent, 100% Natural, Witch Hazel 16 fl oz (473 ml) (2 Pack)
A second comfy addition. I love the floral pattern on this one. (Not depicted until you navigate to the product page.)
LL Womens Long Sleeve Ombre Open Front Long Cardigan with Stretch
LL Womens Long Sleeve Ombre Open Front Long Cardigan with Stretch
Comfy + cute. Even though postpartum recovery is bleh, you can wear something that definitely is un-bleh!
ECOWISH Womens Boho Irregular Long Sleeve Wrap Kimono Cardigans Casual Coverup Coat Tops Outwear S-3XL
ECOWISH Womens Boho Irregular Long Sleeve Wrap Kimono Cardigans Casual Coverup Coat Tops Outwear S-3XL
Recover in stretchy leggings. Trust me. These are the best!
Leggings Depot High Waisted Leggings -Soft & Slim - Solid Colors & 1000+ Prints
Leggings Depot High Waisted Leggings -Soft & Slim - Solid Colors & 1000+ Prints
For your first postpartum bowl movements. They will be painful. This will help tremendously.
Squatty Potty The Original Bathroom Toilet Stool, 9 inch Height, White
Squatty Potty The Original Bathroom Toilet Stool, 9 inch Height, White
$25.00
Don't skip out on helping your body along with the first bowel movements. Use stool softener.
Colace Clear Stool Softener 50mg Soft Gels 28 Count Docusate Sodium Stool Softener for Gentle Dependable Relief Doctor Recommended
Colace Clear Stool Softener 50mg Soft Gels 28 Count Docusate Sodium Stool Softener for Gentle Dependable Relief Doctor Recommended
$9.00
If you are one of the women that swells up considerably postpartum, a great Epson salt foot scrub will do absolute wonders for you.
Tea-Tree-Oil-Foot-Soak with Epsom Salt - Made in USA, Alleviate Toenail Fungus, Athlete's Foot and Stinky Foot Odors. Softens Dry Calloused Heels, Leaving Feet Feeling Soft, Clean and Healthy -16oz
Tea-Tree-Oil-Foot-Soak with Epsom Salt - Made in USA, Alleviate Toenail Fungus, Athlete's Foot and Stinky Foot Odors. Softens Dry Calloused Heels, Leaving Feet Feeling Soft, Clean and Healthy -16oz
$15.00
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