The ultimate list of natural postpartum care products | Featuring Natracare

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So you’ve got everything you need for D-day ready to go. Baby’s nursery is prepped, bags are packed, freezer meals are cooked, and now you’re on day 2 of doing hip rotations on your yoga ball impatiently waiting for baby to show up.

But have you thought about your postpartum recovery?

Your body goes through a lot during pregnancy and childbirth. Regardless of how prepared you are for birth or even how you give birth, your body will be in need of some TLC.

Trust me on that one!

It’s important that you’re prepared ahead of time so that you have everything you need for a smooth recovery.

This list of natural postpartum care products was actually inspired by my journey as a mom.

Since having my daughter 2 years ago, I’ve become aware of the harmful effects many conventional products have on our health and environment.

For the last 2 years I’ve been working on making my household greener and cleaner.🙏

The ultimate list of natural postpartum care products

Before I made the switch to using Natracare products about a year ago, I used conventional pads and tampons.

I was super shocked to find out that the products I used from one brand religiously (*cough* *cough* Always *cough*), were found to contain chemicals linked to cancer and reproductive health issues. (source) 😷😡

Some of the ingredients used in conventional menstrual care products have also been found to be hormone disruptors. It’s no wonder millions of women are experiencing issues with fertility nowadays. 😔

**If you want to learn more about how toxins used in conventional products can impact fertility, please check out my good friend Jalina King’s blog This Side Of IF. Her blog is fantastic resource for such information.**

Not only are these conventional products horrible for our health, they are terrible for the environment.

Did you know that every year nearly 20 billion pads and tampons are dumped into our landfills? These waste products can take hundreds of years to biodegrade. (source)

After doing some research, I found out about Natracare and never looked back.

Natracare is an award winning, ethical company based in the UK, which has revolutionized the world of feminine hygiene products.

Their products which range from menstrual care to postpartum care products are made from sustainable materials that are 100% plastic free, biodegradable, compostable, and organic.🌿

During your postpartum recovery many things are going to be happening down there. Because your vagina is a gateway to the rest of your body, it’s so important that you pay attention to the products that you use.

Sanitary Pads, Liners, & Wipes

Regardless of how you give birth, you’re going to have lochia flowing out of you. It’s a mixture of blood, tissues, and mucous.

Natracare maternity pads are made of organic cotton and are free of fragrances and dyes.

They’re breathable (so it doesn’t get extra moist and icky down there) and super comfortable. Once your postpartum bleeding decreases, you can switch to their Light and Dry natural pads.

Another great item from that you should include as part as your recovery kit, are these Organic Intimate Cotton Wipes.

Girl the fluids don’t stop immediately after the birth. 😫

They’ll continue flowing out of you for weeks (around 6… sometimes even longer) and these wipes are absolute must-haves that will make it so easy for you to freshen up when you need to.

Perineal Spray, Perineal Balm, and Sitz Bath Herbs

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Your lady bits will thank you for this trio of natural postpartum care products from the heavens above. The Perineal Balm, Herbal Sitz Bath, and Herbal Perineal Spray are all made with clean, organic ingredients.

They are specifically meant to soothe and promote healing “down there”.

AfterEase Herbal Tincture

AfterEase is a fantastic natural alternative to the common painkillers mamas often take after birth. This powerful herbal tincture help relieve afterbirth pains.

A definite must-have as postpartum uterine cramping can be very painful (even more if you breastfeed!)

Fridet Mom Washer

The ergonomic design and maneuverable neck of the Fridet peri bottle makes it a lot more practical than the one you get from the hospital. It’s be especially helpful for those first postpartum trips to the bathroom.

Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

You know how hard I go for this tea right? Not only are there great benefits to drinking red raspberry leaf tea during pregnancy, there are great benefits to drinking it postpartum.

It’s vitamin and nutrient rich. It’s rich tannins which are an astringent by nature, and can help tone the uterus after birth.

Red raspberry leaf tea is said to cause the uterus to contract more efficiently.

Your uterus will shrink back to its pre-pregnancy size a lot faster and the bleeding will stop much sooner. This delicious tea also helps balance hormone levels.

Omega-3 Supplement

Studies also show that there is a link between baby blues/PPD and the intake of Omega-3s (source). An omega-3 supplement is essential for postpartum hormone balancing.

It’s also has anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve joint pain and stiffness. Also seeing a chiropractor after birth can really help speed up your recovery and  get rid of all those aches and pains.

Probiotics

Probiotics encourage healthy gut flora. Your gut health is also to your brain health. Probiotics will help alleviate symptoms of postpartum depression and anxiety.

You can also get  probitiocs from other sources such as kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, and yogurt.

Magnesium Supplement


High progesterone levels during pregnancy will make your bowels super sluggish, which leads to constipation. It may take a couple of days postpartum, for your bowel movements to return back to normal.

If you need some help going to the bathroom, a natural herb based magnesium supplement such as this one will help. Also make sure you get in enough fiber and WATER.

Iron Supplement

Postpartum iron deficiency is actually very common. Not very surprising considering the bleeding that occurs during birth and those first 6 week postpartum.

A deficiency in iron can also leave you feeling exhausted, cranky, and it can cause your hair and nails to become very brittle. Studies have shown that there is a link between anemia and postpartum depression.

This Floradix herbal iron supplement  is one that I take everyday as I am iron deficient. It’s much better than the pills because it doesn’t make me feel sick, neither does it cause constipation.

Padsicles

      

Padsicles are frozen pads which are often used postpartum to soothe, promote healing, and decrease inflammation.

The most common ingredients used are aloe vera gel, lavender essential oil and witch hazel. You can also diffuse the lavender EO to help create a calm and soothing atmosphere.

I added calendula to this list due to it’s soothing and healing properties. Studies have shown the aloe vera and calendula considerably increases the speed of episiotomy healing.

Making padsicles is super easy. Cover the entire pad in aloe vera gel, add a couple (2-3) of drops of the lavender EO and calendual oils (about 1 tsp.) to the witch hazel. This will help make the application easier.

Spray the pad with the witch hazel & oil mixture. Do this to all the pads and then put them all into individual freezer bags and freeze. That’s it!

I hope you found this list to be helpful!

Planning on nursing or pumping? Check out this list of breastfeeding and pumping essentials!

Additional Resources

Postpartum Blues or Postpartum Depression?
Online course for pumping mamas
Online course for breastfeeding mamas

Until next time,

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Comments

  1. Shawree says

    Seriously love this list! I’m trying to turn my house green as well. I’m done having kids but I’m happy to buy some of these for my expecting friends!

    • Lifeofababe says

      Aw I’m glad you enjoyed reading this post. Also happy you’re working on going green!

      Thanks for dropping by Shawree!

  2. Diana says

    I switched to cloth pads a few months ago, so much better for the environment and no chemicals! I didn’t do the spray, but I loved Tucks pads! Those were amazing and I didn’t need a bottle as the hospital gave me one to take home.

    • Lifeofababe says

      I have yet to try cloth pads! I also didn’t need the spray but I’ve heard good stuff about Tuck pads.

      Thanks for reading Diana

  3. Christa says

    This is such a wonderful, helpful post! I agree that more attention should be paid to postpartum mamas. We do so much to prepare for baby and often neglect ourselves. I also love spending my money on products that are safe and from ethical companies.

    • Lifeofababe says

      Hi Christa!

      Yes it’s true. We are such nurturers…but we need to nurture ourselves as well! So happy you enjoyed this post!

      xx

  4. Emma says

    I LOOOOVE Red Raspberry Leaf Tea! I’m going to have to look into the pads; I’ve been wanting to find ones that are made from more natural materials.

    • Lifeofababe says

      RRLT is delicious! And the pads are great. I use all of their stuff now during my menses…makes me feel like I’m doing something good for my body and for the environment when I use Natracare’s products!

      Thanks for dropping by! xx

  5. Laura Allen says

    Hey girl! This is such a great post full of incredible resources! I’m not a mum yet, but it amazes me the things we do after childbirth, like padsicles! It’s a whole new world to me!

    • Lifeofababe says

      You’re so right lol! I’ve learned so many cool things since becoming a mom. Padsicles still “wow” me!

      Thanks for reading! xx

  6. Marette Flora says

    If I could go back I would have researched more natural postpartum products. That’s one thing I didn’t prepare as well for because I was so focused on having everything I needed for the baby.

    • Lifeofababe says

      You and I both! I think most of us moms are like this, but it’s important that we also get what’s important for OUR healing.

      Thanks so much for reading Marette!

  7. Julie Plagens says

    Sounds like a great regime to get a fast recovery from having a baby. I am not surprised that tampons are to blame for infertility and cancers since there are chemicals in the fibers. I loved using them because the pads are sure a mess.

    • Lifeofababe says

      You’re right conventional tampons are so full of toxins. The ones I use now are 100% organic cotton and I love them so much more than pads because they’re just convenient and I don’t “feel” them lol.

      Thanks for reading!

  8. Jalina says

    This is beautiful! I’m honored to be mentioned in such a well-curated resource! You go, Mama! Will definitely be sharing. Thank you, thank you for helping spread the word about the nasty toxins in our homes.

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