Post-Partum (1st 2 weeks)

While everyone’s attention is on the little one, we want you to take care of YOU! So often, mums are being neglected. Naturally, the baby’s needs come first and as new mums, we are supposed to know how to take care of our post-partum body. Below are what helped so many of our Young Living mums in their post-partum journey.

FIRST TWO WEEKS POST-PARTUM

BLOOD LOSS & FATIGUE 

Both natural birth and cesarean delivery result in blood loss. For my births, I saw the nurses wiping away loads of blood as the doctor was stitching up my tears and episiotomy. Once the procedure was over, and I was waiting to be transferred to the maternity ward with the baby, I felt a dip in my energy. Nurses offered milo and biscuits but I was not keen to take milk and sugar right after birth. So I had my husband pass me a pack of NingXia Red. The tangy taste was refreshing to my tired and dried mouth. I haven’t had much fluids since contractions began!

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Drinking NingXia Red right after birth

Oooh, the baby is out. Everyone’s excited. You are excited. But trust me, once the adrenaline rush is over, you will experience a crash in energy on day 3 or 4 post-partum. That’s when your breastmilk would start to kick in and there is no time for you to rest if you are breastfeeding~ I’m not sure about you, but I didn’t have much rest and energy. As a new mum, I wanted to spend as much time with my baby as possible. So on top of the confinement drinks, I was also drink 180ml of NingXia Red a day for the much needed nutrients and healthy blood counts.

 

SORENESS
Soreness in the vagina and the area between it and the anus (perineum) is common after delivery. Apply to areas of discomfort. I apply this to my lower back too.

Sore Blend 

  • V6 Complex – 1 oz / 30ml
  • Geranium – 5 drops
  • Lavender – 5 drops
  • Cypress – 2 drops
  • Frankincense – 2 drops

Pain Management Blend (we talked about this in the Birthing Recipes too)

  • V6 Complex – 1 oz / 30ml
  • Frankincense – 20 drops
  • Idaho Balsam Fir – 20 drops
  • Copaiba – 20 drops

DIY Sitz Bath

After a vaginal birth, a woman is likely to experience sore vaginal tissues which may be aggravated by a swollen perineum,  a tear, an episiotomy, and/or hemorrhoids. A sitz bath can help to relieve the discomfort and promote recovery!

  • Get a sitz bath tub which is available in the pharmacy or the hospital (Google “Sitz bath tub”)
  • Put 1/4 cup Epsom Salt + 8-10 drops of Sore Blend in the sitz bath tub and filled it up with warm water

FOR EPISIOTOMY / TEARING

Claraderm (Available from Young Living USA)

This is a gentle blend of Lavender, Frankincense, and other essential oils that aim to promote healing for all skin related issues and wounds. The price point is on the higher side but it’s really worth it!

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I used the antiseptic spray which my doctor prescribed to me for my episiotomy. It stung me very badly and I was feeling so uncomfortable! The alcohol from the antiseptic spray on my wound was really painful, and I cringed when I have to administer the spray myself. I had read about Claraderm and decided to give it a try. I WAS BLOWN AWAY. The only thing I regretted was not using the Claraderm much earlier! There was no biting pain from Claraderm and I could actually feel my skin healing from inside out.

~ Mummy Jolene ~

For a healthy post delivery womb
Apply to womb area after giving birth. If a Ceasaran has been performed, apply after the stitches have healed. Choose from the following recipes:

Recipe Possible Benefits Ingredients
1 May balance hormones, tone uterus and give health to ovaries.
  • V6 Complex – 1 oz / 30ml
  • 10 drops Geranium
  • 10 drops Lavender
2 Assist in dissolving scars and to improve unsightly marks.
  • V6 Complex – 1 oz / 30ml
  • 10 drops Frankincense
  • 15 drops Helichrysum
3 May help to rebuild and strengthen skin and tissue.
  • V6 Complex – 1 oz / 30ml
  • 5 drops Cistus
  • 10 drops Frankincense

If you are interested in having a healthy birth experience and post-partum recovery with essential oils, click here for a free consultation and sample!

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