If you think that all of the pain and discomfort you experience during pregnancy somehow magically disappears once your baby arrives, I've got some bad news for you. You can expect to experience some pain in your nether region after giving birth, as things get back to normal down there. So while you're taking care of your new baby, you're going to need to take care of yourself too. Which is why you may need some DIY ideas to help with postpartum pain.
According to Everyday Health, uterine contractions along with pain and itching in the perineum, while common, can make thing pretty uncomfortable for new mothers. That discomfort can last anywhere between three and six weeks postpartum (or more), depending on how you delivered and whether or not you experienced vaginal tearing, according to What To Expect. Fortunately, there are plenty of natural remedies that can provide you with relief and won't interfere with your ability to nurse or care for your new baby.
Ice packs, warm sitz baths, and black tea are just a few simple things you can do to give your lady parts some relief while you recover from all of the havoc that was inevitably wreaked on your perineum from all of that pushing. Talk with your doctor about which methods are best to help relieve your pain. And while you're in the hospital, be sure to stock up on plenty of pads.