A sitz bath is a warm, therapeutic bath used to heal and cleanse the area around the perineum (the space between the genitals and anus). It can be especially useful following vaginal birth and tearing/episiotomy to aid healing and reduce discomfort. Sitz was originally called a Hip Bath where a vessel was filled with cold water to waist height. It was originally thought to have been offered in 1842 Europe to alleviate lower abdominal discomfort. The term “Sitz Bath” comes from the German word for “seat”.
Need help when your baby arrives? A postpartum doula may be for you, This blog discusses the what, when and why’s of hiring a doula.
Pushing your baby out sounds like a no-brainer but did you know there are many ways to do it. You can rely on your body to guide you, be told when to push or even don’t push at all.
Do you know why the toilet is called ‘the dilation station’? There are heaps of benefits to hanging out in the smallest room of the house (or hospital) for labour. Making room for baby During labour our bodies will naturally try to make room for baby.
Planning On Using Water For Comfort In Labour ? Water is available to most women in labour. It does depend on your care provider so if labouring in water is important to you please make sure you will have access to it for birth.
Essential oils can be really beneficial to the birthing process. They can enhance a positive experience, assist with pain relief, settle nerves and relax you. As well as creating a beautiful birth environment for your support team. Always discuss essential oil use with your care provider before use
The research shows women that birth in a home-like setting are more likely to have a positive birth outcome. It is so easy to create a home birth feel in a hospital setting. Firstly you need to know that you can bring your things with you to hospital. Most birthing centre’s and maternity hospitals will encourage you to make yourself at home.