Postpartum Care - The 4th Trimester
After giving birth to your sweet little bundle, your now in the 4th Trimester. An often overlooked Trimester for new mums, with all the fuss shifting to caring for a precious newborn baby.
What is the 4th Trimester?
The 4th Trimester is the 12 weeks immediately after the birth of your baby. It is a time of physical and emotional changes for you and your tiny newborn baby.
During the fourth trimester, you can expect fussiness and crying from your baby. Newborn babies are learning to adjust to life outside the womb where it was warm and squishy!
So many firsts are being experienced in a very short amount of time, it can be very overwhelming for your little one, they would have preferred a few more months inside your uterus.
For new parents, this can be a very overwhelming and disorienting time.
During the 4th Trimester, Mums are recovering from childbirth, and may be experiencing soreness, cramping, healing of wounds, and several weeks of postpartum bleeding.
The shift from pregnancy hormones back to a normal hormones can cause a n an upheaval of emotion often referred to as "the Baby Blues". Its important to remember this is normal and part of the experience of creating new life.
Postpartum recovery and healing is super important as you begin your journey into motherhood. Managing your physical recovery can help ease the turmoil from emotional shift post childbirth.
Below we look at some of our favourite Viva La Vulva products to help with postpartum recover and healing.
Perineal Massage - Child Birth Preparation
The perineum is the area between your vagina and anus that stretches during child birth.
Regular perineal massage in pregnancy prepares this area to stretch more easily which can reduce the chance of having a tear or an episiotomy. Perineal Massage can help reduce pain and decrease the healing time after giving birth to your baby
Starting at around week 34 of pregnancy, perineum massage is best done after a warm bath or shower. Try to massage you perineum 2 to 3 times per week for 3 to 4 mins.
Use Viva La Vulva Perineal Massage Oil applying the oil to your perineal area, gently massaging. Remember to start slowly!
Viva La Vulva Perineal Massage Oil ingredients have been carefully hand-selected to make the massage easier without messing with your vaginas natural flora. There is only natural goodness
- Grapeseed Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Apricot Kernal Oil
- Vitamin E
- Jojoba Oil
- Calendula Oil
Perineal Healing Spray
The Viva La Vulva Healing Spray is MUST HAVE for new mums.
Created to ease the discomfort of postpartum vaginal swelling, soreness, and tears and offering instant pain relief for new mums. It can also be used after caesarean delivery, diminishing healing times.
The kit comes with 2 bottles
- 1 x 30ml Hypercal Tincture
- 1 x 100ml spray bottle
Add 10 drops of the Hypercal Tincture and cooled boiled water the spray bottle. Spray as much and as often as you like for instant relief.
The Good Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel is known for its ability to reduce inflammation of sensitive skin which is perfect for after childbirth.
Witch Hazel can also help prevent infection, ease pain, stop minor bleeding, alleviate itching, soothe tears after childbirth and help to relieve hemorrhoids.
- 100% natural
- Instant relief
- Instant relief
- Soothes & heals
- Stops minor bleeding
- Relieves discomfort & itching
- Reduces swelling
- Prevents infection
- Helps relieve hemorrhoids
Using your Viva La Vulva Peri Bottle, fill with boiled then cooled water. Add 3-5 drops of Witch Hazel and give the bottle a shake. This method is very useful for rinsing after peeing if toilet paper causes discomfort due to tears, inflammation or stitches.
When things are a little fragile, wiping and urinating can sting. Take the anxiety away in the 4th trimester as your body is healing with a perineal bottle
The Peri Wash Bottle is made to be held upside down, includes a narrow angled neck for a comfortable continuous stream of relief. The perfect item to use in your postpartum healing journey.
Simply fill with lukewarm water, or cool if you prefer. Point the nozzle towards the vaginal area and squeeze slowly. Perfect for postpartum healing and relief.