Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
Quantity:
Subtotal
Taxes
Shipping
Total
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

Sweet Pea Births

Chandler, Arizona

Sweet Pea Births

...celebrating every swee​t pea their birth

Blog

Q&A with SPB: DIY Padsicles

Posted on January 17, 2017 at 6:27 AM
Birthing From Within and Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: convenient to Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale

Here is PART II of our VLOGS with guest doula, Michelle Ludwig from Modern Mama Doula Services.
 
Last week, she showed us her TOP 5 picks for postpartum.  Today she is going to share her DIY tutorial for you to make soothing postpartum “padsicles” right at home during pregnancy so that they are ready for you when you are home holding your sweet pea!



 
What you need:
-Witch Hazel ~ we both really like the Humphrey’s brand – available in regular or organic)
-Maxi-pads ~ if you can find them, get some chemical-free and bleach-free; usually available online
-Cookie Sheet
-Freezer Storage Bags
 
How to:
1) Open up all the pads and leave them on the wrapper so that they don’t stick to each other later
 
2) Lay them all out on your cookie sheet
 
3) Spray the witch hazel on to the pads until they are wet BUT not dripping
 
4) Put the whole cookie tray into the freezer for about two hours
 
5) Once the witch hazel has frozen, take them back out of the freezer and fold them back up for storage.  Place them in a freezer storage bag and back into the freezer while you wait for your Sweet Pea to make their appearance.
 
6) Use them during the postpartum period on top of the large postpartum pads you will receive in your birth kit or from the hospital.
 
They will be a little chilly at first, but after the initial freeze they will feel great on your bottom.
 
I did ask Michelle what her experience was with other “add-ons”. Some info out on the internet suggests using lavender essential oil or aloe vera gel along with the witch hazel on the pads when you are preparing them.
 
As Michelle so wisely answered, less is more. Witch hazel is an extremely effective healing agent, and it would be a bummer to find out that you are allergic to lavender or aloe vera when you are trying to heal from birth, learning to breastfeed and figuring out your mothering.
 
The witch hazel and pads are part of Michelle’s especially prepared Bump Boxes.  Along with the items for padsicles, you will also receive some hand crafted postpartum essentials that she makes herself.  You can order Michelle’s specially made with love package from her HERE
 
Would you like to interview Michelle as a doula? Please read her meet the doula feature HERE
 
Contact Michelle:
WEB http://www.modernmamadoula.com/
CELL OR TEXT 7204098977


Disclaimer: 
Birthing From Within and Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: convenient to Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, ScottsdaleThe material included in this video is for informational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The viewer should always consult her or his healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation.  Krystyna and Bruss Bowman and Bowman House, LLC accept no liability for the content of this site, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.  This blog and video contain information about our classes available in Chandler, AZ and Payson, AZ and is not the official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained in this video and on our blog do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.
 
Birthing From Within and Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: convenient to Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale

Categories: Baby, Birth, Comfort Measures, Doulas, Episiotomy, Information Center, Meet the Doula, Natural birth, Pain, Pain management, Pain management natural labor, Perineum, Planning for Baby, Postpartum, Postpartum Plan, Second Stage Labor

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

119 Comments

Reply yeezy shoes
9:43 AM on August 29, 2021 
A lot of thanks for every one of your effort on this site. My mum take interest in carrying out investigations and it's easy to see why. We notice all of the compelling manner you convey good ideas on the blog and therefore boost participation from other ones about this matter and our simple princess is truly being taught a great deal. Have fun with the remaining portion of the new year. You're the one conducting a good job.
yeezy shoes http://www.shoesyeezy.com
Reply kd 12
9:43 AM on August 29, 2021 
I would like to express my thanks to you just for bailing me out of such a predicament. Just after scouting through the world wide web and meeting methods which were not productive, I was thinking my life was gone. Existing minus the answers to the problems you've resolved through this blog post is a serious case, and those that could have negatively damaged my career if I had not encountered your web site. Your actual training and kindness in touching every item was useful. I am not sure what I would've done if I had not come upon such a stuff like this. I can also at this moment look forward to my future. Thanks for your time very much for the professional and amazing help. I will not be reluctant to suggest the sites to any person who needs and wants counselling about this topic.
kd 12 http://www.kd12.org
Reply nike kyrie 5
9:43 AM on August 29, 2021 
I must express appreciation to this writer just for rescuing me from this type of difficulty. Because of exploring throughout the internet and obtaining tricks which were not beneficial, I figured my entire life was done. Living without the strategies to the problems you've fixed as a result of the posting is a critical case, as well as the ones which could have adversely affected my career if I had not noticed your website. Your own understanding and kindness in handling all the pieces was important. I'm not sure what I would've done if I hadn't come upon such a solution like this. I'm able to at this moment look forward to my future. Thanks very much for your skilled and result oriented guide. I won't hesitate to endorse your web sites to anybody who needs care about this area.
nike kyrie 5 http://www.kyrie5.org
Reply chrome hearts store
9:44 AM on August 29, 2021 
I am commenting to make you understand of the fine encounter my cousin's girl enjoyed using your site. She realized a good number of issues, not to mention what it's like to possess a very effective coaching mood to let folks completely have an understanding of various tricky matters. You truly exceeded our expectations. Thanks for producing these necessary, dependable, informative as well as unique tips on that topic to Jane.
chrome hearts store http://www.chromeheartstoreonline.com
Reply off white shoes
9:44 AM on August 29, 2021 
I simply wanted to appreciate you again. I am not sure what I would've done without the advice revealed by you concerning my industry. It had been a horrifying problem in my circumstances, however , spending time with a professional approach you treated that made me to jump for contentment. I am just thankful for the work and in addition expect you comprehend what an amazing job you happen to be getting into training men and women thru your web site. Most likely you haven't come across any of us.
off white shoes http://www.off-whiteshoes.us.com
Reply golden goose
9:44 AM on August 29, 2021 
I together with my friends appeared to be digesting the nice tricks from your web site and then instantly got an awful feeling I never expressed respect to the web blog owner for those tips. My people came consequently happy to study them and now have pretty much been loving these things. Appreciation for being well accommodating as well as for pick out such excellent areas most people are really needing to learn about. My personal honest regret for not expressing gratitude to you sooner.
golden goose http://www.goldengoose-sneakers.us
Reply bape
9:45 AM on August 29, 2021 
I really wanted to develop a note so as to appreciate you for these magnificent ways you are placing on this website. My prolonged internet look up has at the end of the day been compensated with high-quality facts and techniques to share with my classmates and friends. I would admit that most of us site visitors are unequivocally blessed to exist in a wonderful network with many special professionals with great things. I feel extremely happy to have discovered your webpage and look forward to some more fabulous moments reading here. Thanks a lot once again for everything.
bape http://www.bathing-ape.us
Reply excenue
1:41 AM on August 30, 2021 
https://buytadalafshop.com/ - brand cialis online
Reply Meerway
2:10 AM on August 31, 2021 
stromectol merck
Reply yeezy 350 v2
11:04 AM on August 31, 2021 
I have to point out my passion for your kind-heartedness giving support to folks that actually need guidance on in this area. Your personal commitment to getting the message along came to be unbelievably informative and have all the time enabled people just like me to realize their ambitions. Your entire helpful guide denotes a lot a person like me and additionally to my mates. Regards; from each one of us.
yeezy 350 v2 http://www.yeezy350v2s.com
Reply yeezy 700
11:30 AM on September 2, 2021 
I wanted to draft you this bit of observation so as to say thanks again for those fantastic pointers you've provided on this site. It has been so pretty generous with people like you to make unhampered all that most of us could have offered for sale as an electronic book to generate some cash for their own end, especially considering the fact that you could have tried it in case you considered necessary. These principles likewise worked to be a easy way to be aware that some people have the identical interest really like my very own to learn a good deal more in regard to this issue. I know there are numerous more pleasurable instances in the future for many who examine your website.
yeezy 700 http://www.yeezy700.us.com
Reply golden goose outlet
11:55 AM on September 4, 2021 
Thank you so much for giving everyone a very memorable possiblity to read from this website. It is often very lovely and as well , packed with a great time for me personally and my office acquaintances to search your blog on the least thrice in one week to read the latest guidance you will have. Of course, we're usually amazed with the gorgeous methods you give. Certain two points in this posting are basically the finest we have all had.
golden goose outlet http://www.goldengooseofficial.com
Reply online finasteride
6:51 PM on September 4, 2021 
cialis funciona en mujeres
Reply cahtriace
11:49 PM on September 4, 2021 
Reply boosqUe
9:33 PM on September 5, 2021 
Viagra
Reply loyalry
12:54 AM on September 6, 2021 
Propecia
Reply Muroobete
1:04 AM on September 6, 2021 
cheapest cialis
Reply yeezy
12:12 PM on September 6, 2021 
Thank you a lot for giving everyone a very breathtaking possiblity to read critical reviews from this site. It can be very nice and as well , stuffed with fun for me personally and my office mates to search the blog more than three times weekly to study the fresh secrets you have. And definitely, I'm also always motivated for the fabulous tricks you give. Selected 1 tips on this page are definitely the most beneficial we've had.
yeezy http://www.shoesyeezy.com
Reply shelf life for viagra
3:54 PM on September 6, 2021 
Levitra Generico Su Internet
Reply equappy
5:57 PM on September 6, 2021 
https://buysildenshop.com/ - cheap viagra nz
0