The Solution to your Swollen Perineum Problems

How Instant Cold Pads Can Help a Swollen Perineum After Childbirth

Welcoming a new baby into the world is a miraculous journey, but let's be real: childbirth can take a toll on the body. Among the many adjustments your body makes post-delivery, dealing with a swollen perineum after baby’s birth is one that many new mothers face. But fear not, there's a chilly, comforting solution: MOB Instant cold Maternity Pads!

So, why exactly does the Midwives Own Brand instant cold maternity pad remedy work wonders for soothing the discomfort of a sore & swollen perineum? Let's dive into the science behind the magic.

Understanding the Swollen Perineum

First things first, what exactly is the perineum? It's the area between your vagina and anus, and during childbirth, it often stretches to accommodate your baby's journey into the world. This stretching can result in swelling and discomfort, or an episiotomy or tear to the area may occur making even the simplest movements (such as sitting on a chair) a bit of a challenge in the days following delivery. 

How MOB Instant Cold Maternity Pads Help?

Cold therapy has been used for centuries to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. When the instant cold pad is applied to a swollen area like the perineum, the cold temperature causes blood vessels to constrict, which helps to reduce swelling and numb the area, providing much-needed relief without the wet mess or uncomfortable ice burn that ice can create. 

Instructions for use
  1. Unwrap the pad 
  2. Fold the pad over to start the cold process immediately, 
  3. Shake the pad to ensure the cooling sac spreads evenly 
  4. Apply to your Midwives Own Brand disposable underwear
  5. Feel the cold, soothing relief for up to 30 minutes 

Cooling Down the Inflammation

After childbirth, your body kicks into high gear to repair any damage done during delivery. This process, known as the inflammatory response, is essential for healing but can also result in swelling, redness, and discomfort. Cold therapy helps to reduce this inflammatory response, calming the swelling, soothing the pain, and allowing your body to focus on the healing process.

Numbing the Pain

Let's not forget about the pain relief aspect of cold therapy. Swelling often goes hand in hand with discomfort, and applying cold pads to the perineum can help numb the area, providing immediate relief from any postpartum soreness or pain.

How to Use Cold Therapy Safely

Now that we've sung the praises of cold therapy, let's talk about how to use it safely and effectively. Ice packs should never be applied directly to the skin, as this can cause frostbite or damage delicate tissues. Instead, use the Instant Cold Maternity Pad applied to the perineum, to provide soothing cold for 20-30 minutes as opposed to the shocking cold of ice against your perineum. The pad can continue to be used after the cold has stopped to absorb the postpartum blood loss to 280 mis.

Midwives Tip

Using Midwives Own Brand Peri Spray Bottle to clean the area each time you go to the toilet, or change your Maternity pad, followed by cold therapy of Instant Ice Maternity Pads will keep the perineum comfortable, and hygienic during your recovery. Our stretchy, disposable boyleg underwear are comfortable for Caesarean, or vaginal birth recovery, and save your usual underwear from blood stains. 

Embracing the Chill for Postpartum Comfort

In the whirlwind of emotions and adjustments that come with welcoming a new baby, it's essential to take care of yourself, too. Midwives Own Brand Instant Cold Maternity pads might seem like something you can do without, but for a new mother dealing with a swollen perineum, they can make a world of difference. So, embrace the chill, and give yourself the gift of soothing relief as you navigate the beautiful, albeit challenging, journey of postpartum recovery. Your body—and your perineum—will thank you!
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