Easing Postpartum Pain

Here, 4 tips to help you recover from the pain and discomfort you'll feel after labor and delivery.

Apply ice packs

Use them on your perineal area (between your vagina and butt) for the first 12 hours after delivery, which will soothe swelling and ease the pain. If you had a c-section, medications such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen can relieve the discomfort the incisions without interfering with your ability to breastfeed.

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