Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-01-2008, 06:36 PM   #21
FinnegansMom's Avatar
FinnegansMom
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The beach, Mass.
Posts: 5,084
My Mood:
Re: Minishower vs peri bottle

Quote:
Originally Posted by cravnp99 View Post
ok.. dumb question... I've never given birth, so what's the deal with a peri bottle? what does it look like and why do you need it?
OK, a friend of mine, God love her, did NOT use her Peri bottle on her stitches. A week or two later, she thought something was "off" down there, and broke out the ole handheld mirror and to her displeasure, she realized that her stitches and the area around her stitches was black. She had gotten an infection, and I won't go into further details about what they do in that situation... but OUCH!

After hearing that, I used my peri bottle RELIGIOUSLY until I was positive that the stitches were GONE.

Advertisement

__________________
Michelle momma to Finnegan 10/06 Samuel 7/08
Missing my 2/10 and welcoming Henry 2/11
FinnegansMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 07:48 PM   #22
meowmixx3's Avatar
meowmixx3
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: WA
Posts: 1,177
My Mood:
Re: Minishower vs peri bottle

girl you want the warm water...so peri bottle all the way..the cold water was excruitiating in my experience.
meowmixx3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 08:07 PM   #23
kate2128's Avatar
kate2128
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 982
My Mood:
Re: Minishower vs peri bottle

I used warm water, too. Although I LOVED ice packs and tucks. I can't imagine cold water violently assaulting my sore bum. Ouch!
__________________
Kate LEUKEMIA SURVIVOR!
Mama to my three little lovebugs, Andrew 6, Will 4, and Greta 2

kate2128 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 11:15 PM   #24
1blessedmama's Avatar
1blessedmama
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: NW
Posts: 3,193
Re: Minishower vs peri bottle

Okay, I agree that I wouldn't want the cold water coming from a sprayer...but from a gentle peri bottle it was definitely nice.
__________________
4 precious little ones in arms....
11 babies we will get to meet in Heaven...
1blessedmama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 11:21 PM   #25
Bella Catalina's Avatar
Bella Catalina
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Awesometown, CA
Posts: 2,790
My Mood:
Re: Minishower vs peri bottle

I used mine warm, but I used crushed ice in a latex glove like they gave me in the hospital, and refrigerated tucks pads... that was nice.

Another reason for the peri bottle is to stop the stinging when the urine hits the tears. Mine were internal so I never had that problem. You also need to keep the stitches moist so they don't dry out and starting pulling on your skin.

I use my peri bottle to wet wipes now, too
__________________
Mama to boy 1 (04/06) and boy 2 (10/08)
and boy 3 (11/12) and (5/16)
Bella Catalina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 11:24 PM   #26
AFMama's Avatar
AFMama
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Southern Maryland
Posts: 3,620
My Mood:
Re: Minishower vs peri bottle

OMG this thread makes me consider giving in to my OB for the scheduled C-section rather than fighting for a VBAC like I have been...

Seriously, does *everybody* tear and need stitches and the ever-popular peri bottle???
__________________
Sarah, mom to W (05/27/00), I (04/29/08), and n00b Baby X (06/08/10)
Cheerleading coach extraordinaire
AFMama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 11:35 PM   #27
1blessedmama's Avatar
1blessedmama
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: NW
Posts: 3,193
Re: Minishower vs peri bottle

No way does everyone tear! And even minor tears often don't require stitches. Personally, I'd think a peri bottle would feel FABULOUS after birth even if I didn't tear at all!!
__________________
4 precious little ones in arms....
11 babies we will get to meet in Heaven...

Last edited by 1blessedmama; 02-01-2008 at 11:36 PM.
1blessedmama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 11:37 PM   #28
honeybuns's Avatar
honeybuns
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Missouri, from Hawaii
Posts: 1,660
Re: Minishower vs peri bottle

hell no go with the warm peri bottle
__________________
Sydney SO to Geo Mom 2 Nathan 10-16-06 Micah 11-09-07
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
honeybuns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 11:52 PM   #29
thenaturefreak's Avatar
thenaturefreak
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 265
My Mood:
Re: Minishower vs peri bottle

No tears here. But the warm water in a peri bottle was heaven when using the restroom!
__________________
-Beth

Mama to DD 06/06, DD 04/08, #3 Arriving 2010
thenaturefreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 07:33 AM   #30
jennsmile
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 1,649
My Mood:
Re: Minishower vs peri bottle

Quote:
Originally Posted by AFMama View Post
OMG this thread makes me consider giving in to my OB for the scheduled C-section rather than fighting for a VBAC like I have been...

Seriously, does *everybody* tear and need stitches and the ever-popular peri bottle???
Childbirth of any kind is not for wimps. I personally have never had a section but I hear that it is painful to stand or to hold your baby to nurse. And I would assume you bleed postpartum as well. I would rather deal with a sore tush for a few days and possibly a few stiches and my nice warm peribottle, than a sore stomach.

Jenn
__________________
Eternal companion to David, Mom to THREE boys!
Josh born 7/10/2008

Fort Hood Mama's check out LLL of Killeen

Last edited by jennsmile; 02-02-2008 at 07:42 AM.
jennsmile is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.