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Cool Packs for Post-Birth Pain

By December 2, 2012

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After you have a baby, your bottom can be quite sore. There are a lot of treatments that people talk about as feeling good and helping to relieve the pain, but none as often touted as using cool packs to relieve the swelling and pain associated with having a baby. In fact, one of the first things that happens after you have a baby is you get a cool pack placed on your bottom and a pair of mesh panties.

That said, I was a bit surprised to read that these cool packs may not be as helpful at relieving pain post-birth as I would have thought. Now certainly, there is not harm in doing it. But my bigger concern is what is helpful? The other options available are: topical creams and sprays, oral medications, sitz baths and a few others.

What worked for you after you had your baby?

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Source:
East CE, Begg L, Henshall NE, Marchant PR, Wallace K. Local cooling for relieving pain from perineal trauma sustained during childbirth. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD006304. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006304.pub3

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