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Just had a baby..need advice please on baths/''down there''

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Paddocks1 Tue 20-Nov-12 12:00:17

I had my lovely little boy on Sunday after a very quick natural birth. Luckily no tearing but just a couple of grazes, which sting slightly. Is it too soon to use any kind of wash when I'm in the shower or anything I can put in the bath just to ease the pain and feel a little better. May have posted in the wrong section but I'm still

Jingleflobba Tue 20-Nov-12 12:46:11

I used a handful of seasalt and a few drops of lavender oil for the first bath. Don't make the water too hot either, for a start it could still make you dizzy and I found it more soothing if the water was just warm enough. Linger for as long as you can!

minicc Tue 20-Nov-12 12:48:01

Lavender or tea tree oil, and have someone around just in case. I had a shower the morning after used some tea tree wash and it was fine. Congrats!

CrackleMauve Tue 20-Nov-12 13:25:51

Salt and lavender oil will see you healing before you know it. If you put the lavender oil in a teaspoon of milk it apparently disperses in the water better. Congratulations on your boy!

ICompletelyKnowAboutGuineaPigs Tue 20-Nov-12 16:45:52

Nelsons do arnica bath oil which is great for healing, otherwise I agree with the sea salt. definitely have a cooler bath than you normally would. When I had DS I had a standard temp (for me this is usually quite hot but not so hot it hurts to yet in!). I felt fine in the bath but passed out when I stood up to get out - luckily someone was there to scoop me out otherwise it makes e shudder to think what could have happened.

Congrats btw, lovely news on the arrival of your DS.

cupcake78 Tue 20-Nov-12 18:35:16

I also did the salt and lavender thing and healed up nicely in a few weeks.

I also found the baths very soothing and helped with the slight itching I got from healing.

Enjoy your bath timesgrin

cupcake78 Tue 20-Nov-12 18:36:44

I would also advice some witch hazel on a maternity pad for during the day to help abit.

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