It’s no secret that childbirth is hard on a woman’s body. But figuring out how to heal our bodies post-birth isn’t always as clear. Here’s what we need: easy self-care for exhausted new moms. And that’s what Bodily delivers with curated boxes of postpartum essentials and instructional guidebooks. These thoughtfully put together kits contain all the products and information we need to get us through those first few weeks after giving birth, helping us heal our body and breastfeed comfortably.
What It Is
Bodily offers five different kits that provide comfort and healing products for new moms as they recover from childbirth (hello, bleeding and hemorrhoids); some also contain items to help with breastfeeding. Whether you are delivering vaginally or via C-section and whether or not you breastfeed, there’s a kit for you.
The company works with medical professionals and lactation consultants to choose effective postpartum products, and guidebooks are included to provide a roadmap that explains what the heck is going on with our bodies and how we can support the healing process.
What You Get
Each of the five kits support different post-birth needs, so it’s easy to find exactly the care you want.
Care for Birth Box ($100) includes items for vaginal recovery, such as mesh boyshort underwear, maxi pads, stool softener, a peri wash bottle and an inflatable cushion to sit on. There are also nipple shields, nipple cream and breast pads to support breastfeeding, cozy socks and instructional guidebooks.
Care for Cesarean Birth Box ($145) is similar to the birth box above but adds a belly band and high-rise underwear to support your incision and abdominal muscles.
V-Kit ($90) focuses on recovery from a vaginal delivery with peri spray for soothing the perineal area, sitz salts and a sitz bathtub to reduce swelling and soothe muscles, as well as mesh boyshort underwear, maxi pads, stool softener and guidebooks.
C-Kit ($90) focuses on recovery from a Cesarean section with a belly band, high-rise underwear, mesh boyshort underwear, maxi pads, stool softener and guidebooks.
B-Kit ($90) contains essentials for breastfeeding comfort: a soft nursing bra, two kinds of nipple cream and breast pads.
You can also buy items outside of the kits, everything from grippy socks and mesh undies to nipple cream and belly support gear.
Why We Love It
We all see the Instagram photos of new moms smiling with perfect hair and makeup, but we don’t always know what it took to get there. If you deliver in the hospital, you may be given some undies and a squeeze bottle to take home, but nobody really spells out what physical changes and issues to expect or how to deal with them. Bodily delivers all that and more.
The kits from Bodily take the mystery out of post-birth healing, and the website has tons of informative articles on common questions and issues and how to prepare for your body’s changes after pregnancy and giving birth. You get clear answers and products that actually work, so you can get back to what you want to be doing: caring for your baby.
Visit itsbodily.com to learn more and order your kits.
—Eva Ingvarson Cerise
photos: All images courtesy of Bodily.