I’m not going to lie, I’m still not quite recovered from the whole birth thing yet.
I’m having to be super careful what I do exercise wise. Who would of thought it after 8 1/2 weeks?
That being said I appreciate that my body has been through a huge ordeal so not panicking about the long recovery. I will recover, I just need to give it time.
One thing I’ve religiously done since the birth of Lacie is have Epsom Salt baths. Not only do the salts help with water retention, but they can also help heal the perineum after a tough labor.
They also help soothe tired muscles (especially my back) and reduce stress, while helping draw out toxins, the problem is they don’t smell nice. Infact they don’t smell at all, which is why I thought all my Christmases had come at once when I found this Shea Mooti Mama’s ‘Take the Rough with the Smooth’ Soothing Bath Soak.‘
Its packed with Oatmeal, Burdock Powder, Epsom Salt, Sea Salt and Shea Butter, to help soothe sore perinatal muscles. It also contains antibacterial Witch Hazel, which helps ease pain and promote healing.
All you do is add a handful of the salts to a warm bath. They smell lovely and are so relaxing. The only problem is you have to stay in the bath for 15 minutes for them to work their magic – and as all you busy mummies know, 15 minutes to yourself is a VERY long time!!