Best perineal cold pack – Medline Deluxe Perineal Cold Packs with Adhesive1. Standard Perineal Ice Pack – A slightly cheaper option which is only padded on one side and does not have an adhesive strip. 2. Premium Perineal Ice Pack – A larger hourglass-shaped cooling pack (similar to the Peri-K Perineal Cold Pack). The generous size reduces the need to use the icepack with extra OB pads. These cold packs were more than capable of providing cooling relief. But when it came to value for money vs. features I just couldn’t go past Medline’s Deluxe Perineal cold pack.
Best Reusable Perinial Ice Pack – Vagi-Kool
Cheap perineal ice pack – Your regular drug store gel pack.
But what about padsicles?Padsicles? More like messicles. Don’t get me wrong… I absolutely love the idea behind padsicles. A cold and soothing surface combined with healing promoting ingredients? In theory, they sound perfect. But that’s all it is. Theory. In practice, they are a chore. And in the lead up to birth, it’s a chore I can do without. Firstly, let’s talk about the prep-work. Adding witch hazel, aloe gel and other ingredients to your set of pads, pre-rolling them, and freezing them takes time. And effort. But even if you are one organized momma and manage to prepare a whole set of padsicles for your postpartum healing there is one more problem. They are just messy. While they are frozen? Amazing. As they turn to mush they make one fine mess of your undercarriage and anything else they leak onto, such as your clothing. And to top it all off, because padsicles are pre-soaked, they cannot absorb anything that oozes out of you. Look, I know this line of thinking is going to ruffle a few feathers. Especially since many moms swear by how effective padiscles are. And if they work for you, then I 100% support your choice. But padsicles were not for me – I had a superior experience with a perennial cold pack and many other moms will too. And I am just here to show you that you do have a choice of how you choose to chill your ravaged and torn baby cannon. Did you use a perineal cold pack for postpartum comfort? Let me know in the comments below!
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