If you’ve just had your baby and have stitches that need healing, follow these reassuring steps to soothe and help them heal post-birth.
When you go for a wee, the urine may irritate your stitches and sting. To stop this becoming a problem each time you head to the toilet, try pouring warm water down between your legs to dilute your urine. You can also try adding a drop a lavender essential oil into the warm water as it can keep you calm.
Another good trick (if you’re about to be this flexible post-birth) is to lean over and touch your toes whilst going to the toilet to direct your wee away from the stitches. It’s recommended that you try this for the first 24-48 hours after labour.
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