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I showered from the next day, and I just ran warm water over the area until I didn't feel a need to be ginger when wiping on the toilet. Then I started using a bit of soap and washing carefully. I had a second degree tear on my labia that didn't require stitches, and I healed very quickly, so I would say I started this about 3-4 days post partum.

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It's been 2 years for me, but I had significant tearing and stitching and I showered about 3 hours after the birth. It felt so amazing I cannot imagine not doing it! I showered every day after that. I used a peri bottle with warm water and flushable wipes to sort of pat myself clean until the swelling went down and I could wipe without pain. I think I started using soap at that point.
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