Postpartum Products to Make Recovery Easier

From C-section scar healers to postpartum nutrition—and of course, lots and lots of pelvic support—these items will help ease your postpartum recovery so you can focus on your new little one.

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Let's face it: Recovering after having a baby is hard work. After your body is put through the ringer, you need time to relax, heal, and bond with your newest family member.

Luckily, many brands have taken note of what new moms need postpartum to make recovery simpler. Keep these handy to help you feel better faster.

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Mama Strut

Mama Strut

Mama Strut

This postpartum support pelvic binder with ice and heat therapy is a lifesaver after you have given birth, for both C-section and vaginal deliveries. The belt is adjustable to give your pelvis the support that it needs to contract postpartum, and it is both breathable and machine washable (because you're going to want to wear it every single day!). It comes with both hot and cold packs to place where you're hurting to provide comfort where you need it most. It's available at mamastrut.com for $129.99.

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IsoLove Postpartum Recovery Gel

IsoLove

IsoLove Postpartum Recovery Gel

This gel is the first and only product designed for perineal massage (yes, massage down there) before giving birth to relax the birth canal and prevent tearing and after birth to speed healing. (It will be a must-have in your hospital delivery bag.) With no added fragrance and solely meant to help comfort and heal, this gel can also be used to moisturize your baby's dry skin. Talk about a three-in-one product! Available at myisolove.com for $19.95.

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Klara App

Klara

Klara App

You'll have lots of questions in those first new mama days. And this new and super innovative (free!) app, Klara, gives you support that you need at home after leaving the hospital with your new bundle. The app works as a liaison between you and your care provider team, making it possible for you to always be in touch with medical professionals to answer questions in between appointments. Learn more at klara.com.

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Belly Bandit Postpartum Belly Wraps

Belly Bandit

Belly Bandit Postpartum Belly Wraps

While compression garments have become standard after birth, and Belly Bandit® postpartum wraps not only help tame the waistline, but also help strengthen the muscles to get back to your pre-pregnancy self much quicker. You can purchase these at bellybandit.com for $29.95-$89.95.

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Twig + Petal Nipple Healing

Twig + Petal

Twig + Petal Nipple Healing

If you have chosen to breastfeed, combatting those sore nipples is essential. What's cool about this product is that it is a healing roller, making it easy to carry in your diaper bag or have by your side at home for easy, discreet use. From twig-petal.com, $19.95.

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Frieda's Pantry Postpartum Bars

Frieda's Pantry

Frieda's Pantry Postpartum Bars

We spend so much time thinking about what our new baby needs that we too often forget about what we need to keep us going. These bars are specifically designed for moms to keep handy and fuel them with healthy ingredients every time they need a pick-me-up or just don't have the time (or energy) to grab a full meal. From friedapantry.com, $31.20 for 12 bars.

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MotherLove Sitz Bath Spray

MotherLove

MotherLove Sitz Bath Spray

Whether this is your first or fourth baby, the sitz bath is a miracle for postpartum recovery. This soothing herbal spray will take that relaxing experience to a whole new level! Use it with pads or when you just don't have time for a long soak and you'll get the relief you need. You can purchase this at motherlove.com for $10.95.

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Upspring C-Panty

Upspring

Upspring C-Panty

If your birth experience included a c-section, these panties are a must-have until you have fully healed. These will give you a safe level of compression to help your body recover quicker, reduce swelling and includes a silicone patch to help minimize and heal the scar. You can purchase this at upspring.com for $39.99.

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