Frida Mom's New C-Section Recovery Line Has Everything You Might Need for Your Postpartum Journey

One-third of all births are C-sections, but traditional postpartum care focuses on vaginal deliveries.

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Frida Mom C-Section Recovery Products
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Having an unplanned C-section was the scariest moment of my life. As we rushed from my peaceful birthing space to the operating room, all I could think about was getting my baby out of me safely and quickly. Once I was holding that sweet bundle of joy in my arms and had a chance to come back to my senses, I started to panic. I wasn't prepared for C-section recovery and had no idea what to expect or what I'd need. Frida Mom, the beloved postpartum recovery brand, recognizes that thousands of parents go through this exact experience every year, and created a new C-section recovery product line to help parents during this challenging stage.

Frida Mom is already revered by parents everywhere for its high-quality postpartum recovery products, like its upside down peri bottles and disposable underwear. This new line is meant to target the unique needs of mamas recovering from C-sections, which are major abdominal surgeries. "At the hospital, [parents] are given post-op solutions designed for other surgeries (like hernia belts) and once home, they're left scouring message boards to hack their way through pain relief (like holding throw pillows against their incisions when coughing or sneezing)," says Chelsea Hirschhorn, CEO of Frida Mom. The new C-section recovery line is meticulously designed to address the ubiquitous physical pain that each person recovering from a C-section experiences, from abdominal recovery to healthy scar formation.

According to the CDC, about one third of all births in the U.S. happen via C-section, and more than 60% of cesareans performed worldwide are unplanned or emergency procedures. After a C-section, the recovery process can take up to six weeks, and during this time you should try to "rest when you can, drink plenty of water, keep your pain under control, and ask for help when you need it," says Jill Hechtman, MD, FACOG and Medical Director of Broward Health. According to Dr. Hechtman, Frida Mom products provide a good complement to the fundamental aspects of recovery.

Explore Frida Mom's full line of C-section products, including the C-section recovery kit, postpartum underwear that won't rub your incision, silicone patches to help your scar heal, abdominal support bands that help ease pain and swelling, and more.

C-Section Recovery Kit

Frida Mom C-Section Recovery Products
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To buy: C-Section Recovery Kit, $99.99; amazon.com

If you want to get most of the items in the new line plus Frida's favorite postpartum items, the C-section recovery kit is your one-stop-shop. It includes an upside down peri bottle, four pairs of disposable underwear, one postpartum support binder, 10 cleansing wipes (since you won't be able to hop in the shower right away), four silicone scar patches, a pair of grippy socks for the hospital stay, and a toiletry bag to hold it all together. The only thing the kit doesn't include is the recovery band.

Disposable High Waist C-Section Postpartum Underwear

Frida Mom C-Section Recovery Products
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To buy: Disposable High Waist C-Section Postpartum Underwear, $13.05 (was $15.99); amazon.com

Frida Mom managed to create disposable mesh underwear that somehow feels like actual clothing instead of medical garments. Made with super stretchy microfiber and spandex, the high waist C-section postpartum underwear also features a supportive waistband that fits comfortably over your incision without any risk of rubbing or rolling down.

C-Section Silicone Scar Patches

Frida Mom C-Section Recovery Products
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To buy: C-Section Silicone Scar Patches, $29.99; amazon.com

The medical-grade silicone in these 8-inch patches has been clinically proven to help shrink, flatten, and fade the appearance of scars, according to Dr. Hechtman. "They regulate fibroplast production and reduce collagen by maintaining moisture during the healing process," she explains. Dr. Hechtman recommends that mamas start using the patches once the wound has healed, generally about three weeks after surgery, and using them 24/7 for a few months following

C-Section Recovery Band

Frida Mom C-Section Recovery Products
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To buy: C-Section Recovery Band, $39.99; amazon.com

The post-op band includes a super soft knit inner layer that cradles your incision scar while a firm outer layer protects the tender area from bumps. The recovery band has an adjustable elastic strap that goes from 22 inches to 44 inches to support your body as it changes in the days and weeks after delivery. The kit also includes two hot/cold packs that can be slipped into pockets in the front and back of the band to help with soreness, swelling, and inflammation.

Postpartum Abdominal Support Binder

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To buy: Postpartum Abdominal Support Binder, $34.99; amazon.com

The 9-inch adjustable recovery wrap provides flexible support for your belly as you start to move around again, and can be used whether you delivered vaginally or via C-section. The compression can be adjusted with three straps (which expand between 29 inches and 46 inches), and the inner knit fabric covered in mesh is designed to keep your skin cool.

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