Tutorial - how to make postpartum padsicles

*Quick note – so many of you have found your way here from Baby Center & Pinterest – Welcome and thank you for visiting! I hope this step by step postpartum padsicle (or padsickle ) recipe is useful to you. Please feel free to leave any questions or comments, as I will be sure to answer them! Please also feel free to look at two of my other popular posts: 40 Questions to Ask on Your Maternity Tour of Hospitals and Birth Centers & What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag. Now, on with the show*

Making a baby is fun! It’s heart warming, sexy and thrilling through every stage of the pregnancy.

But, let’s be honest with each other, shall we? I try to keep the information on this blog unfettered and unfiltered. All real talk, all the time. Good, bad and ugly.

So, let’s get to something no one ever really talks about during their wonderful pregnancy experience…

Birthing a baby can sometimes be a different experience for everyone. But it is the same for everyone in one specific way – the long healing process.

A couple of weeks before my tiny baby arrived, our doula recommended that I prepare and freeze some padsicles. Never heard of a padsicle before? Neither had I. So I scoured Pinterest, took a trip to CVS, and got to work.

How to make post-birth and postpartum recovery pads - padsicles

Padsicles are sanitary pads covered in healing liquids – specifically aloe vera and witch hazel. They are then frozen to help soothe a new mother’s lady parts. I truly believe the padsicles I made helped speed up my recovery time, and they made me feel loads better.

So if you, or a loved one, is about to push out a tiny (or not so tiny) baby, here are the steps to making Perfect Postpartum Padsicles.

How to make post-birth and postpartum recovery pads - padsicles recipe - perfect for pregnant moms
1. Purchase the largest most extreme padded sanitary pads that you can find. Also, pick up some aloe vera, witch hazel, jojoba oil (or some like lavender oil), and a box of gallon freezer bags.
How to make post-birth and postpartum recovery pads - padsicles

2. Open the pads, but keep them on their backing plastic, because you will need to re-wrap them. Next, pour two tablespoons of witch hazel over the pad, a tablespoon or so of aloe vera, and about a teaspoon of oil. 

How to make post-birth and postpartum recovery pads - padsicles

 Mush it all together inside the pad. 

How to make post-birth and postpartum recovery pads - padsicles
Yes, it looks gross, but trust me, you will be thankful!
If you add different oils – the look will be a little different. 
How to make post-birth and postpartum recovery pads - padsicles
3. Wrap the pads back up, and store them inside of a freezer bag.
How to make post-birth and postpartum recovery pads - padsicles

4. Tuck them away in your freezer until you come home after giving birth. Once you run out of the ice pads from the hospital, start to wear one of these. I recommend placing a towel underneath where you are sitting, just in case it leaks a little bit.

Spending time pretty much doing an art project with sanitary pads isn’t necessarily an ideal way to spend an evening, and your birth partner will probably be bored out of their mind while you do it. or if they help you. But, like I said, I only speak the truth on this blog. So while your partner may be bored, the truth is that your lady parts will certainly thank you!

Can’t find some of the items? Here are some resources:

Maxi Pads | Aloe Vera | Witch Hazel | Jojoba Oil | Lavender Oil | Freezer Bags

Did you find this helpful? Please also feel free to look at two of my other popular posts: 40 Questions to Ask on Your Maternity Tour of Hospitals and Birth Centers & What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

And as always – if you have ANY questions – please just leave them in the comments below šŸ™‚

Talk soon friends,
Mary
How to make post-birth and postpartum recovery pads - padsicles recipe for pregnant moms