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September 20th, 2012, 09:43 AM
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I received this in my inbox this morning and thought I would share Especially for those first time moms. Feel free to add to the list

Maxi Pads: Buy enough to make your baby's diaper stash look inadequate. Get the super soft, natural ones without dri-weave. Friction is not your friend and neither is chlorine.
Stool Softener: Pop a pill or two and you'll thank yourself later. The medications you may receive during labor, as well as a lack of food and drink, can leave you constipated. Make sure you buy one with a laxative in it.
Tucks pads: Stick a couple of these on top of your maxi pad for cooling relief. They're marketed for hemorrhoids, but they can also take the burn out of inflamed vaginal tissue.
Preparation H: Slather on this cream if you have hemorrhoids -- it's better at shrinking those bad boys than anything else.
Dermoplast: Use this numbing spray on your vagina or rectum if you have soreness.
Epsom salts: Add a couple of teaspoons to your sitz bath (a shallow tub that you can soak your bum in for pain relief) to make it even more healing.
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September 20th, 2012, 09:45 AM
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These are a must!!!
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September 20th, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Very useful list. Thanks you. But I also have to admit, as a FTM, it makes me cringe a little.
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September 20th, 2012, 10:55 AM
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I would smear the Preparation H on a Tucks pad haha! And the Dermoplast my-oh-my what relief!!! But an L&D nurse friend of mine warned against using it too frequently and for too long because it can cause permanent numbing down there..lsounds nice after baby comes, but you really don't want it permanently numb down there lol!
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September 20th, 2012, 11:06 AM
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These are some great tips. I healed very nicely and was not very sore with my first but who knows if it will be the same this time! Though I got hemorrhoids pretty bad a couple weeks after and preparation H didn't cut it.. I had to get steroid suppository from my Dr.

Oh also will add that I am grateful for using depends the first couple days because my bleeding was so heavy..
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September 20th, 2012, 11:16 AM
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thanks for the list, i had no idea...scary lol!
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September 20th, 2012, 12:05 PM
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Thanks for the list! I agree with some of the other posters, that it is a little shocking if you are a first timer!
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September 20th, 2012, 12:26 PM
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if you have a good OB/Midwife they will request a laxative/stool softener for you after delivery. if not request one while you are in the facility! a majority of them work within about 12 hours so they may give it to you prior to discharge/the day after delivery. As a natural preparation your body will focus on cleaning itself out (you'll hear a lot of women complain they had diarrhea before labor started) and you honestly won't be very hungry at all. I know the evening i went to the hospital for Riley's delivery the only thing i had to eat that day was a sliced apple. I just wasn't hungry at the time. afterwards is a different story LOL i couldn't get something to eat soon enough! and what your body doesn't clean out before labor may come out during the pushing stage but your doctor/nurses have seen it all and will have it cleaned up and you will never know about it unless you ask.
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September 20th, 2012, 01:01 PM
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Yep. Especially if you need stitches, take the stool softener! Found out the hard way after my first delivery that you shouldn't wait to see if you need it--better to take some and wait and see if you don't really need it
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September 20th, 2012, 03:13 PM
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I'd like to add some kind of soothing gel pad for your nipples if you plan to breastfeed -- that's a lifesaver in those first few days!
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September 20th, 2012, 05:21 PM
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Breast shields (pads for your nipples), for those moments when your breast start to leak uncontrollably!
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September 21st, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Thanks for the tips and the scares lol!!!
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September 21st, 2012, 03:31 PM
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ESPECIALLY the stool softener.... I ended up with anal fissures allll the way until I got pregnant again because I was nursing! Healing seemed to be strictly hormonal. When I was getting my cycle they'd heal up, I was also nursing and they said they wouldn't go away unless I stopped nursing. Well I'm pregnant and they are officially gone. THANK THE LORD! Because Idk if y'all know what those are... but they are paper cuts on your back door that constantly open up and it's like pooing a knife everytime and man o man it bleeds. Take your stoo' softner!
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September 21st, 2012, 08:45 PM
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I would be careful about tucks pads, they can actually make it worse.

I only used maxi pads with my previous vaginal births. It'll likely be the same, this time though I might want to not run out.
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September 22nd, 2012, 10:24 AM
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Tylenol... helps.
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September 22nd, 2012, 01:02 PM
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all great suggestions. My OB prescribed stool softeners, I'm glad because I never would've thought about it. I definitely need them since I was taking iron as well.
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