New moms have a lot going on — those tiny newborns are pretty demanding — and, as a result, they tend to neglect postpartum self-care. But caring for yourself is important, and there are some aspects of your recovery you can't afford to ignore. Whether you suffered a tear during labor that required a few stitches or things are just feeling a bit sore down there, utilizing a few DIY ideas to ease postpartum vaginal pain will help you feel as comfortable and normal as possible while your body heals.
No matter how smooth or complicated your vaginal delivery was, you're going to experience some pain down there. The recovery period can be intimidating, as you juggle caring for your newborn and your body, but preparing for it is as important as preparing for labor. Having a few ideas up your sleeve will help you feel more confident as you move into the postpartum period, and the good news is, these tricks really work and they'll probably become your new best friends.
Most of these DIY ideas are pretty simple, requiring only a few household items, but they'll be so soothing that you'll keep them around for your entire recovery period and maybe even longer.