New moms are naturally more concerned with taking care of their new little ones than themselves, which can lead to a massive lack of much-needed self-care. Having a baby creates major changes throughout every part of life, and with sitz bath, postpartum soothing can be part of the self-care that works to provide comfort throughout.
Discomfort Doesn’t Have To Be Part Of Being A New Mom
New moms are often exhausted and they’re dealing with new physical discomforts that they may have never felt before, particularly if this is their first child. It’s always simply been “expected” that this discomfort was simply part of the experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Taking some time out for self, even if just for a few moments, can help to soothe this discomfort in a way that leaves new moms feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. A refreshed mom is a mom that is prepared to be the best she can be, and she’s better equipped to enjoy every minute of this special time.
Sitz baths are one simple way that new moms can soothe, relax, and revive all at once. It doesn’t require a lot of time, it doesn’t require a full bathtub, and it’s a highly effective way to practice a bit of self-care that makes a real soothing difference.
Taking A First Sitz Bath
Many new moms have never taken a sitz bath before they started their pregnancy and birth experience, and that’s okay. A sitz bath isn’t something that requires a lot of practice, and it’s easy to create a wonderful experience even the first time. A sitz bath bundle has everything you need to get started, learn what you enjoy, and take part in many sitz baths for all the soothing benefits they provide.
The Sitz Bath Bundle includes a sitz bath that attaches to any standard sized toilet, a discreet carrying and storage bag for the bath, and 2lbs of classic Juniper & Niaouli sitz soak. The kit works well for those with or without a standard bathtub.
How Does A Sitz Bath Soothe?
A sitz bath soothes in a few different ways. First and foremost, those who have experienced trauma to the bottom area, like new moms, may deal with hemorrhoid discomfort until the area heals. Hemorrhoids may cause pain, inflammation, and itching, and sitting for long periods of time can make these conditions worse. New moms who are spending time healing could be dealing with this extra discomfort without knowing that soothing is possible.
The warm water and relaxing magnesium rich epsom salt works wonders on providing comfort for those with hemorrhoids. Through the itching and the soreness, new moms can spend about 15 to 20 minutes sitting on a sitz bath and experience comforting benefits that help to ease them through their recovery processes.
Sitz baths also provide some much-needed time that new moms can use to get back in touch with themselves. With all of the hustle and bustle surrounding a new baby, new moms can slip into new routines, losing bits of their own peace in the process. While sitting on a sitz bath or in a bathtub with a sitz soak, new moms can practice mindfulness, do a word puzzle, play a mobile game, catch up on a television show, or partake in any hobby that helps her to feel more like herself.
How To Take A Sitz Bath
Taking a sitz bath is simple. First, choose how you’re going to take your bath – either with a sitz bath that attaches to the toilet or in a standard bathtub. In a sitz bath, first attach the bath to the back of the toilet, creating a bath seat on the toilet bowl. While filling the bath with warm water, if any overflow occurs it will spill through the back of the bath and into the toilet bowl making for a mess-free experience. In a standard bathtub, fill the bath with a few inches of warm water; just enough to cover the entire bottom area while sitting in the tub.
Once the sitz bath or bathtub has been filled, it’s time to add your epsom salt sitz soak. To begin, use about 1 tablespoon of sitz soak per gallon of water and as you get more comfortable with your sitz likes and dislikes, you may move toward 2 tablespoons of soak per gallon as you wish. Agitate the soak in the warm water to ensure it fully dissolves before sitting in your soak.
A sitz soak takes about 15 to 20 minutes to get the full effect of the warm water, the epsom salt, and the all-natural essential oils. Once the soak is over, raise yourself from the sitz bath or the bathtub, and take care to go slowly. Your body will likely be very relaxed and standing up too quickly may lead to unpleasant sensations. Once standing, pat the area dry with a soft towel.
Sitz Soaks For New Moms
Sitz soaks come in different varieties and new moms may find one soak they enjoy for a particular mood or occasion, while they prefer another during other times. Some soaks that new moms find particularly soothing are:
- epsmRX Postpartum Bath – This soak combines USP grade epsom salt with fractionated MCT coconut oil, jojoba oil, Vitamin E oil, and essential oils of earthy sweet frankincense and calming Roman chamomile.
- Postpartum Bath Salt – In Postpartum Bath Salt, USP grade epsom salt is joined by fractionated MCT coconut oil, Vitamin C crystals, Vitamin E oil, and essential oils of grounding frankincense, calming lavender, sweet geranium, relaxing chamomile, and zingy bright lemon.
- Sitz Soak – Sitz Soak is the classic anytime sitz bath option. This soak mixes USP grade epsom salt with fractionated MCT coconut oil, Vitamin C crystals, Vitamin E oil, and essential oils of calming lavender, earthy frankincense, sweet geranium, clean niaouli, and refreshing juniper.