Andrex Wet Toilet Tissues are heaven.
– Chelsey, In The City Today
Laxatives!! The pills I was given after my cesarian bunged me up so badly, also the thought of “pushing” any harder than I had to gave me nightmares.
– Georgina, Georgina Clarke Blog
If you can, take it as a relaxing opportunity. You may need a good half hour but just relax. Take a magazine in with you or something to help take your mind off it & don’t forget the jug of water! Also, eat lots of fruit & drink lots of water. It’ll bring your energy levels up & also help with toilet business.
– Claire, Dear Mummy Bear
Take your time, if it stings then pour water from a jug/cup between your legs whilst you wee. This can also help if you struggle to wee the first time. If it’s a number 2 then just relax. Make sure you have enough time to just sit and wait. Eat plenty of fibre and take a natural laxative if you need too.
– Amy, The Smallest of Things
If you need to take someone for moral support!! My other half came with me both times. I had a 3rd-degree tear so I was terrified. If wasn’t as bad as I expected and now we laugh about it.
– Becky, Mommy & Rory
Don’t panic. Everything won’t fall out! For me, the thought of it was much worse than the actual act itself.
– Kayley, Friendly First Foods
Hold folded up toilet tissue against your stitches and take Lactulose, they gave me some in the hospital to “help”, worked a treat. I couldn’t stop going!
– Harriet, A Rush of Love
Obviously, the prospect of a baby exiting your body is bad, but sometimes we don’t realise that post labour ANYTHING exiting your body can be quite a daunting prospect. No matter how you gave birth the first (and a few after that!) postpartum toilet trip is scary! Here some lovely mamas give their best advice on how to make it that little bit easier.