One of My BEST Postpartum Soreness Tricks


A simple DIY trick to help with postpartum delivery soreness. So simple and SO helpful.

After having three babies, I’ve managed to pick up a few tips and tricks when it comes to recovering from childbirth. Because of some complications with a two-vessel umbilical cord, my first baby was a cesarian. My next two came into the world VBAC style (Tyler’s story & Clayton’s story). The truth is, there really isn’t a non-violent way for a baby to enter the world. Both hurt. Like, real bad. Thanks for that, Eve.

After having experience with both, I for sure prefer the healing up from a VBAC over cesarian BUT a VBAC does not come without its aches and pains. This is why I think the world needs to know about this postpartum trick.

I can’t take credit for the idea. It actually was given to me by my friend, Mary Kate, who is a labor and delivery nurse. I have no doubt she will be happy to know her nugget of wisdom is being passed on to sore mommies everywhere.

My Best Trick for Postpartum Soreness

Grab one of your newborn’s diapers.

Yes, I’m serious.

A simple DIY trick to help with postpartum delivery soreness. So simple and SO helpful.

Spread it out.

A simple DIY trick to help with postpartum delivery soreness. So simple and SO helpful.
Peel the very top layer of the diaper away from the rest of it. Work your hand all the way down until you can’t peel it away anymore. A simple DIY trick to help with postpartum delivery soreness. So simple and SO helpful. You’re creating a nice little pocket for…

A simple DIY trick to help with postpartum delivery soreness. So simple and SO helpful.

…crushed ice!

If you don’t have a freezer that crushes ice for you, just put some in a bag and hammer it a while with a meat tenderizer or something hard.

Now, dump about a cup of that crushed ice into the pocket you created in the newborn diaper.

You probably see where I am going with this, yeah? A simple DIY trick to help with postpartum delivery soreness. So simple and SO helpful.

Spread it out nice and even. A simple DIY trick to help with postpartum delivery soreness. So simple and SO helpful.

Place it directly on your “sore spot” 😉

I love this trick so much because you get the soothing effects of indirect ice and you don’t have to worry about it dripping everywhere. I also think it is much more comfortable than those ice pack pad things the hospital gives you. They also last a lot longer.

Now, get back to snuggling that little baby. You’ll be feeling better very soon, sore mama.

A simple DIY trick to help with postpartum delivery soreness. So simple and SO helpful.

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Comments

  1. Hickory Nut says

    I couldn’t agree with this more! My hospital also provided these for me while I was admitted, and I used them after all 3 of my deliveries. The relief they provide is amazing.

  2. Holli says

    I also make these for my clients using a large maxi pad diped in 4 cups water 1 cup witch hazel and several drops of lavendar. You can freeze 3 or 4 side by side in a gallon ziploc bag and have them all ready for when you get home. Thaw them for a bit and they will form to your body.
    I can’t wait to share yours with my postpartum recovery class on Thursday!

    • Morgan says

      I used a variation of Holli’s trick as well. My mom used large maxi pads. She poured witch hazel on them and then “painted” them with pure aloe vera gel. They were SOOOO helpful in the week after birth. She made 10, but I only ended up needing half of that.

  3. Hey Polly! Thanks so much for sharing this, I was having a hard time finding a solution for this. You’re my lifesaver! Keep up the good work!

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