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January 10th, 2013, 06:50 AM
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Was it you who said in the past that you used Witch Hazel on your maternity pads after delivering your kids? If so what did you use? I had a look on the Boots website yesterday and they had a bottle of distilled Witch Hazel but it said not to be used on broken skin (and I'm assuming i'll have to have stitches as I did with Zach and Mischa). I want to make sure that I don't buy anything that may irritate my skin 'down there'.
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January 10th, 2013, 11:40 AM
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Lou, I don't know about the witch hazel, but the BTDT mamas in my DDC swore by putting maternity pads in the freezer inside a plastic bag before wearing them, the cold eases the pain and takes down any swelling. I was so gonna use it remembering how painful my stitches were after Daniel, but then I ended up with a section and didn't need to.
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January 10th, 2013, 11:44 AM
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I have heard that too Sharron and only wish I'd known to do that after I had Zach as I had an episiotomy which was extremely painful.
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January 10th, 2013, 03:34 PM
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yep I used the distilled witch hazel, it did sting a little but after the initial bit it was really soothing, i used it with both Jack and Jamie and I had stitches with both..i didnt know you were not supposed to use it on broken skin lol..also I took arnica with them both as well which im sure helped. I can only assume it did as i was out and about shopping in Tesco and the shopping centre the dy after i had jack..either that or im a bit mad
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January 11th, 2013, 12:35 AM
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I took arnica too with both Zach and Mischa and I'm sure it helped in both cases. When I looked at the description for witch hazel on the Boots website it said not to be used on broken skin? But I've looked on a few other forums and it seems lots of women have used it on maternity pads after delivering babies. I think i'll get some - with having two kids to look after already I need to do what I can to make sure I heal quickly.
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January 11th, 2013, 03:08 AM
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i really would recommend it..use a little spray bottle if you have it to apply it to the pads..if not you can pour it straight onto the pads
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