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Lunapads Postpartum Cloth Pads Giveaway

Heavy Pad and Liner Front

Lunapads is giving away FOUR sets of Heavy Pad + Wing Liner sets for postpartum mamas–and any mama who might need some extra support (I love these for overnights during my moon).

Here’s how you enter to win:

1. Leave a comment below. If you have time, answer the following question: “What green/natural lifestyle changes have you made as part of your pregnancy or birth experience?”

2. For an extra chance to win, click here to “like” Lunapads’ facebook page and then come back here and leave me a comment letting me know that you did.

And feel free to read the article by guest blogger Sarah Juliusson, below…I think it’s great.

Natural Tips for Postpartum Healing

by Sarah Juliusson

New motherhood…we envision the sweetness of a newborn, a baby’s fresh and pure gaze, blissful breastfeeding, and the joy of getting to know our child. Three days postpartum most new mothers dissolve into something resembling a puddle. Exhausted, emotional, overwhelmed…not to mention bleeding, soreness, swelling, and a belly that still looks about five months pregnant.

The first days and weeks after the birth of your baby are indeed a beautiful time, and there is much sweetness to celebrate. North American culture, however, is lacking in supportive postpartum traditions and rituals. The intensity of the postpartum period is neither discussed nor honoured, and too many women feel a sense of isolation when they should be feeling nourished and supported.

Without a strong set of cultural guidelines to go by, we have the opportunity to create something new. Here are some ideas to support a healthy unfolding into motherhood:

Weave the Cocoon

Envision postpartum as a time of being held, allowing the space and time a new mother needs to emerge into the wider world. Ample time for rest and bonding, limited visitors, no outside responsibilities… A retreat period of 1 – 4 weeks with a focus on rest, food and bonding will do wonders for a new mother’s health and energy when the time comes to emerge from the cocoon.

Allow for Help

New motherhood has a big learning curve – from diapers to breastfeeding. Add to that the routine of daily life (food, household, groceries, laundry) and overwhelm can quickly set in. Helpful ideas include meals from family and friends, a grocery delivery service, the gift of a month of maid service (best gift ever!), and postpartum doula care.

Support a Healthy Recovery

Many mothers are surprised by the swelling and soreness in the perineum as tissues heal. The initial few weeks of bleeding and discharge are a perfect time for Lunapads cloth pads, allowing for comfort and breathability. A pad soaked in water or herbs and frozen will do wonders for the swelling. A Lunablanket will serve you well to protect your linens from leaking, and lets face it – this funky pattern is a wonderful support to the spirit compared to those horrible blue plastic pads at the hospital.

Create Community

It takes a village to raise a child, and new motherhood is a wonderful time to discover a new community of support. Explore a whole new realm of what your neighborhood has to offer with drop-in mother & baby programs, library story times, postpartum yoga and fitness and more.

Together, these four elements represent foundation of a healthy recovery. You may be tired by now of well meaning friends, relatives and strangers warning you of how fast it all goes by – they’re right, it does. One of the best ways we know to savour the beauty of these first few weeks is to allow for the depth of support you need and deserve. Many blessings on your transition into motherhood!

Sarah Juliusson is the mother of two boys, and founder of Mama Renew, offering groups for new and seasoned mothers. To learn more or enjoy writings on motherhood, visit whttp://www.MamaRenew.ca. She also mentors Birthing From Within prenatal classes in Vancouver & Victoria, BC with Dancing Star Birth & Island Mother.

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Comments (477)

I started using cloth pads after the birth of my son. I couldn't imagine using throw away pads and since I had decided to cd as well, there didn't seem to be a reason not to. :)
I so want to try Mama Cloth! We cloth diaper now and I watch what chemicals we use much more than I used to.
I'm a facebook fan!
I am using cloth liners for my underwears daily. I have been gradually making the change from disposable liners to cloth. Using cloth full time now and it's much better! I would like to have a couple of these PP pads for when my time comes in January! They're lovely and look very comfy. .-= Iba Minnich´s last blog ..More diapers were sent out =-.
Would love to win these! I've been swiching my life over to green, green, green. now I'm wanting to switch to the Diva Cup and Luna Pads. I also work with birthing women as a home birth midwives assistant and a birth doula. I would love to share these with the women I work work with.
These would be awesome after I birth this newest babe! For me I've really tried to delve into the natural mindset of things. We're planning a homebirth and all natural homeopathic ways of dealing with things. Cloth dipes, cloth wipes, cloth mama pads etc. starting to stock up now! .-= Melanie Jordan´s last blog ..To be salt and light =-.
This change!! With my first I used the nasty matress pads they give you in the hospital. This time I'm planning on using post-partum cloth. Both those and my cloth diapers are going to the birth center with me so we can save from the very beginning!
I love cloth pads...I've just made the switch and used them for postpartum. I had a natural birth, cloth diaper, and breastfeed. I'm such a different person than I thought I'd be when I 'grew up' but I think I've changed for the better!
I "liked" on FB
I would love to try these! We have tried to make as many changes as possible since the birth of our first child three years ago. We cloth diaper, buy as much as possible local and organic, grow our own garden, and try to make "greener" choices in health and beauty aids!
I want to try these! We try to eat Organic whenever possible!
I figured if cloth was a "must have" for my babies, why not for mama too!!!
I use cloth pads! Love them!
The biggest change I made was choosing cloth diapers when my oldest was 7 months old. My newest has been in cloth since shortly after his birth and I don't regret it a bit - even though others tried to tell me I would, or that I couldn't keep up with 2 in cloth.
Would love these! To be greener, we use cloth diapers with our little one, as we did with his older brother when he was a babe. We also breastfeed, which is green! Wouldn't have it any other way!
I've liked on FB and add it to my Page favorite!
Oh and I just "liked' LP on Facebook :)
I use a diva cup, but am trying to make the switch to cloth pads.
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