Giving birth is a lot of work (hello, understatement of the year) and your postpartum recovery can be uncomfortable, especially where you vagina is concerned. Pushing and stitches can leave you feeling a bit sore and swollen (ps if you're having some worries about that, check out this article to make yourself feel better).


That's why we are obsessed with these padsicles. Take a few minutes now to prep them (really, it's super quick). Trust us, postpartum you will be ever so grateful to DIY-ing pregnant you.

What you'll need:

large pads
aloe vera gel
witch hazel
lavender oil (if you want)

What to do:

-Open the pad (but save the wrapping).
-Add about a tablespoon of aloe, a teaspoon of witch hazel, and a few drops of lavender to the top of the pad, and blend it together on the pad.
-Re-wrap and stash them in your freezer.

Why you'll love it:

When you're in pain after birth, just pull one out from the freezer, unwrap and place it in your underwear. Instant relief.