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#61 of 72 Old 07-28-2009, 11:44 PM
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Ok, so now that I am thinking more about it

The #1 thing that I love for post partum is Sckoon cloth pads. They are the best cloth pads I've ever used and the nighttime really do hold up to post partum use, even the first day, in my experience.


Other much needed things:

nursing pads. I love the softness of cloth, but I leak RIGHT through them. I bought some Medela sposie pads this time, haven't tried them before.
nursing pillow of choice
some infant prefolds (even if you're not using cloth, they make the best burp rags or I'm-spraying-milk-everywhere rags, ect)
herbs for post partum peri wash (which my midwife is bringing, so yay)
Lansinoh or some other lanolin for sore nips
Breast pump for engorgement (I tend to get massively engorged)
Baby sling. Because, you're going to need it!
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comfrey- It's an herb I avoid. I had a toxicology course in college and DH had a similar course (my class was "human based" his was "farm animal based") and comfrey was mentioned negatively in both. The animal science textbooks had some..."not so pretty pictures".

There's a quick review (in very readable language) of Comfrey here. The site includes citations for research that demonstrates that comfrey can indeed help with things like wound healing as well as citations for studies showing serious toxicological problems. It's probably the same research used by Hales (including that sale of comfrey is banned in several countries, the FDA advisory published in 2001 removing comfrey from products that are taken internally and limiting them in topical treatments, etc) Though if you search something like PubMed you'll find more technical information and the actual studies.

My personal feeling is that herbs are "real medicine/real drugs". And just like any medication/drug, new information can change the cost/benefit ratio. And everyone has to decide where their comfort level and personal balance point lies. I've used sitz bath recipes that included comfrey and certainly don't "think" I have liver damage, but it's not an herb I'd "seek out" for use either.

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Happiness is peeing without stinging.
Totally forgot about this one! You spray warm water down there when you pee, yes? I have two fresh peri bottles, so I'm set!

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What about those thermacare wrap things? Anyone use them before? Thinking of one on my belly after birth, my afterbirth cramps have become increasingly unbearable.

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comfrey- It's an herb I avoid. I had a toxicology course in college and DH had a similar course (my class was "human based" his was "farm animal based") and comfrey was mentioned negatively in both. The animal science textbooks had some..."not so pretty pictures".

There's a quick review (in very readable language) of Comfrey here. The site includes citations for research that demonstrates that comfrey can indeed help with things like wound healing as well as citations for studies showing serious toxicological problems. It's probably the same research used by Hales (including that sale of comfrey is banned in several countries, the FDA advisory published in 2001 removing comfrey from products that are taken internally and limiting them in topical treatments, etc) Though if you search something like PubMed you'll find more technical information and the actual studies.

My personal feeling is that herbs are "real medicine/real drugs". And just like any medication/drug, new information can change the cost/benefit ratio. And everyone has to decide where their comfort level and personal balance point lies. I've used sitz bath recipes that included comfrey and certainly don't "think" I have liver damage, but it's not an herb I'd "seek out" for use either.
what is that in reference to?
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what is that in reference to?
I had said a few posts ago that I hear a lot of people use comfrey and it's on the list of herbs that my midwife recommended for a sitz bath, but then I just happened to see in Hale's book that it's not at all recommended for preg. or nursing...so I had asked if anyone else had heard that...

Thanks for the reply, Wombat! There are plenty of other stuff I can put in a sitz bath that it shouldn't be too hard to leave out the comfrey...

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The problem w/ comfrey is using fresh, young comfrey. Teas w/ comfrey that is dried is fine.

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I had comfrey on had last time for using in my peri bottle when my pp herbal bath ran out. I didn't like it, it made my stitches burn and itch a lot so I stopped using it. It was included in the herbs in my pp herbal bath and that was ok but using it as a main ingredient didn't work out so well for me.

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I had said a few posts ago that I hear a lot of people use comfrey and it's on the list of herbs that my midwife recommended for a sitz bath, but then I just happened to see in Hale's book that it's not at all recommended for preg. or nursing...so I had asked if anyone else had heard that...

Thanks for the reply, Wombat! There are plenty of other stuff I can put in a sitz bath that it shouldn't be too hard to leave out the comfrey...
Ah ok. I didn't see that post so I was like...where'd that come from? Did she post in the wrong thread?

I'm not sure what my midwife is bringing me but I'll have to ask.
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Lords know I'm reading so many threads these days a cross post is bound to happen. But yeah... the comfrey info was answering a question. A reference librarian habit I can't seem to break! Ask a question, get an answer.

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