After 9 months of being period-free, birth is a rude reminder that blood does in fact still come out of your vagina (sorry, there's no other way to put it). At some point regular menses will be a normal thing again and tampons will probably be in your shopping cart on a normal basis once more.

Even if birth has given you a newfound appreciation for pads. And whether your period arrives 4 weeks or 24 months post-birth (yes, that is a thing!), show your vagina some appreciation for all of the hard work you put it through by investing in safer, organic tampons that will keep you healthy and protected month after month.

Here are 5 organic tampons to consider.