Clinical data, by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, shows that up to 9 in 10 first time mothers who have a vaginal birth experience perineal trauma, which can cause significant discomfort during the postpartum period.

At My Expert Midwife, we want to empower women with the information to make the right choices, and to help make recovery following childbirth as easy and pain-free as possible.

 

Our expert midwives recognise that selfcare is an essential part of birth recovery and should not be seen as a luxury, allowing yourself time to heal and recover after childbirth is not often prioritised or talked about in detail either. Here are some top tips and blogs written by our team of inhouse midwives to help you prepare and recover:

Those first postpartum baths

 

Our CEO and registered midwife, Lesley Gilchrist, advises that finding time to take a 10 minute warm bath in those first few days and weeks after childbirth should be an essential part of a new mother’s postpartum recovery routine, particularly after an episiotomy or tearing during birth, as this can help to ease pain, promote healing, and give good hygiene to the perineal area

Introducing our New Soak for Bits

 

Combining the de-toxifying and soothing effects of premium Epsom Salts with essentials oils known for their soothing, pain relieving and relaxing qualities soak for bits takes care of not only the physical effects of pregnancy and childbirth but can also help with your wellbeing too.

 

Perfect for those first baths, and a hospital bag must have

Watch our in-house midwives talk about how to care for your perineum before, during and after birth, and information and help for post birth recovery  

The psychological effects of birth can also be difficult and birth trauma is more common than you might think. If you or your family or friends are suffering from issues related to your mental health during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond, Pandas Foundation UK is a charity which is there to help. Our customers have helped to raise over £5,000 so far. More info.