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Old 10-11-2012, 02:30 PM   #18
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Re: ISO: Homebirth Supplies (see list)

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Originally Posted by MamaApril View Post
I made my own perineal compresses, per midwife's directions, using regular pads, poured a bit of witch hazel and water in them, then froze in plastic ziplocs. Had more than I needed in the end. Hm. I wonder if you can find specific directions online. That was 6 years ago and I didn't save the info.
I did that with my last birth, too! I froze them in layers in a bowl, so they were contoured :-) The instant ones are basically instant ice packs with a dry pad attached, and for the first several hours are AWESOME and the coldness lasts much longer than the witch hazel pads. That and arinica <3
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