So many people spend their pregnancies preparing for the baby and getting everything ready for the baby - but what about for mom?? For your recovery? Those first few weeks postpartum are tough as you are physically recovering, possibly adjusting to breastfeeding, and of course all the hormone fluctuations. So today I’m sharing my must-have postpartum items to help make your recovery a little bit smoother!
If we are meeting for the first time - Hi! Welcome to Vibrant Mama Wellness! My name is Megan, and I am a pre and postnatal personal trainer. I am certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, with a specialization in pre+postnatal fitness through Pronatal fitness. I am a mom of one, and became interested in pre + postnatal fitness as I was going through my own pregnancy journey!
(Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice. This blog is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition. This blog post is based on my own research and experience - please consult a medical professional before starting or making any changes to your exercise program).
Vibrant Mama Wellness, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
I may earn a small commission for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial, or link to any product or services from this website.
Whether you had a vaginal or c-section delivery, postpartum bleeding is something that will happen for the first few weeks.
Frida Mom Peri Bottle: While the hospital does provide you with a bottle, this one is great because of the design (sprays the water up). This is great if you had a vaginal delivery and you’re sore down there, but it also works for a c-section recovery!
Frida Mom Mesh Underwear: these are incredibly comfortable for both types of deliveries, and are durable enough to support those maxi pads!
Adult Diapers: if you don’t want to deal with the underwear/pad combo (it can get annoying so I don’t blame you!) these adult diapers are a fabulous (and comfortable) option!
Abdominal support can be helpful in those first few weeks postpartum, especially if you’ve had a c-section. You don’t want anything that’s restrictive like a waist trainer, but anything that can offer some compression while still allowing you to breathe normally can be beneficial!
Compression Leggings: I love these from amazon because they are affordable and super comfy! They give just enough support so that it doesn’t feel like your organs are falling out, but also has plenty of give to move about freely.
Compression High Waisted Underwear: If you want something to wear under normal clothes that provide compression, these are a great option. They are high-waisted and even have a silicone strip to protect any friction if you’re recovering from a c-section.
During those first few weeks and months, your body is depleted from a lot of vitamins and minerals. Continuing to take your prenatal vitamins is key! My favorite is the Nature Made Prenatal Multi with DHA.
Remember that your body has been through so much! Now is the time to rest as much as you can and focus on healing. I also recommend doing some 360 breathing daily to begin helping your core and pelvic floor work in tandem again and begin to heal as well!
Like this post and want more?
Subscribe to the blog! https://www.vibrantmamawellness.com
Join my free community on Facebook: bit.ly/vibrantmamas
Download my free postpartum guide: https://www.vibrantmamawellness.com/freebie
Connect on Social!
Disclaimer: This blog does not serve as medical advice. Please consult your medical provider before starting a new fitness routine. This blog is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition.