When you give birth to a child, your nether regions go through a bit of trauma. The physics behind how a baby can physically get out of a woman’s body are astounding. And as any woman who has given birth will tell you, it ISN’T an easy feat. All of that stretching and pushing does a number on you, and most women have some healing to do after giving birth, perhaps because they had a tear or had to have an episiotomy, or perhaps they were blessed with hemorrhoids thanks to all that pushing. Or both.
Both times I have delivered, the hospitals gave me lots of topical medications to help me feel a bit better and start recovery. With Darah, I never gave a second thought to what ingredients might be in these medicines, or if there were more natural alternatives. With Layah, though, I was more prepared, and brought the Birth & Baby Kit from Earth Mama Angel Baby with me to the hospital.
This kit was AWESOME to have from the start, and two weeks after delivering, I’m still using the products that came in the kit. Here’s what you’ll find in this cute organza bag:
Items for the new mom:
New Mama Bottom Spray (1 oz). This is a cooling spray for relief from prenatal and postpartum hemorrhoids and episiotomy discomfort. It has a ZERO rating on the Skin Deep toxin database. And all I’m going to say about this product is that it feels so nice! WAY better than the stuff the hospital gave me.
Mama Bottom Balm (4 samples). This is a balm that relieves some of the same discomforts as the New Mama Bottom Spray. It also has a ZERO rating on the Skin Deep toxin database. This product works to reduce swelling in your tissues and eases pain. It also has ingredients to help your wounds heal. I have really loved this product and quickly ditched the ointment the hospital gave me in favor of this.
Organic Monthly Comfort Tea (four samples). This is designed to reduce your postpartum uterine bleeding. It’s also great to help women on their periods feel a bit more balanced. It has a F
ANTASTIC cinnamon flavor and is the best tea I’ve tried so far EVER. Totally in love with it!
Organic Milkmaid Tea (4 samples). This tea is full of herbs that can increase milk production. I have been drinking mine, and haven’t had any supply issues so far!
Natural Nipple Butter (1 oz). Here’s another product rated ZERO on the Skin Deep toxin database. I’ve been using this since Layah’s first day, and while I’ve had some soreness, it hasn’t been nearly as bad as it was with Darah. No bleeding, either!
Angel Baby Shampoo & Body Wash (60 mL). Any guesses about the rating on this one? That’s right….ZERO! I have opted to not use this on Layah just yet, as it does have a mild fragrance. But in a few months I will use it, for sure. It smells awesome!
Angel Baby Oil (1oz). This has been an excellent bonding tool for Layah and me. I love to give her foot and leg massages with this product. It is unscented, so I feel very comfortable using it on her. I’ve also learned that it can be used as a cradle cap remedy, which is good to keep in mind. And it has a ZERO rating on the Skin Deep toxin database!
Angel Baby Lotion (2 oz). This is another product that I will wait a few months to use on Layah, simply because it does have a light scent (like a creamsicle, by the way…it is AWESOME!).
Angel Baby Bottom Balm (1oz). Since Layah is in cloth diapers, diaper rash isn’t really an issue. But it can be good to preventatively apply some balm from time to time, and I’m glad to have this on hand. I also recently learned that it has properties which can be effective against Candida, which causes not only diaper rash, but also thrush (which we have, of course!). I’m going to try it for this purpose and see if we can get quicker relief!
This kit has been a tremendous help to me and Layah as we have started this journey together. I would highly recommend it as a gift to any expecting mom who wants more natural products at the ready! This kit retails for $29.95.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.