Baby Everett is 4 days old! We're still in sleep deprivation mode and one day soon I'll get his birth story posted on here. But for now, I had to share my newest POSTPARTUM best friend :) After a 1st-degree tear with my first and a second-degree tear with my 2nd I was really hoping by the 3rd baby I wouldn't tear. My recovery's for the first were super painful. I remember just walking around the first couple of weeks were terrible!! even with tucks pads, witch hazel, ice, padsicles, Arnica, herbs, ibuprofen etc.
Unfortunately, I ended up with another 2nd-degree tear with number 3.
I few friends of mine suggested picking up some Claraderm Spray to use on those tender areas and I ordered a bottle a few weeks before the baby was born! OMgoodness even just after 24 hours I was up and walking and in nowhere near the pain, my midwife even commented that I didn't have any swelling :) Happy Momma!
Last night I even ran to the grocery store for some "self-care" time lol and felt great!
Not gonna lie, life with a newborn isn't all full of unicorns and rainbows, we're still exhausted, nursing what feels like constantly and trying to balance life as a family of 5. BUT if you can make part of the equation a little better than you do :)
Anywho! Just wanted to share with you all!
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Autumn Alyssa, CHD is a Birth and Postpartum Doula serving women and families from Bountiful to Provo in Davis, Salt Lake & Utah Counties