Now that you are a new mama, It’s crucial to prioritize your health in all aspects during this time, including intimate hygiene. This article will provide a complete intimate care guide for pregnant and new mamas.
As women, we are taught to be mindful of our intimate hygiene from a young age. However, maintaining good vaginal health is probably vital during pregnancy and after birth.
A woman’s body undergoes many changes during this time, and prioritizing vaginal health is essential to ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
Pregnancy can bring about many concerns, and many expectant mothers may wonder what’s happening down there.
Neglecting intimate hygiene can lead to discomfort, infections, and even complications during labor and delivery.
This is why we are here to help. This article will explore some tips for maintaining good intimate hygiene.
Plus, we will give our recommendation for the best product to use!
Tips to Keep Your Intimate Area Healthy
These are some practical things that will help you maintain good intimate hygiene as you welcome motherhood:
1. Keep Your Vagina Clean and Dry
Bacteria can lead to many complications that may hurt you and your baby.
This is why we strongly suggest that you wash your vagina with plain cold water regularly. Of course, you may also use an intimate wash, but you must ensure it’s gentle and safe – just like the sulfate-free and alcohol-free Mama’s Choice Refreshing Feminine Wash (more about this later!).
After washing, always remember to dry the area with a clean towel. This is because moisture may lead to irritation or fungal growth.
2. Avoid Tight Clothes
Aside from knowing what to wear, you should also be aware of the things you should avoid. For example, while tight clothes and lacy underwear may be more aesthetically pleasing, these aren’t the ideal clothes for you…for now.
According to experts, irritation along the skin folds due to friction can increase the chances of vulvovaginal infections and vulvodynia.
This also includes shapewear which is too restricting since it can compress your body and put intense pressure on your bladder and uterus. This can lead to nerve compression that may cause long-lasting pain along the pelvis, lower limb, back, and other areas.
3. Wear Pure Cotton Panties
Now that you’re a mom, it’s advisable to check on the type of fabric you use — especially regarding underwear.
Opt for cotton underwear as they absorb sweat quickly and are breathable. This effectively reduces the risk of infections caused by bacteria growth.
4. Use a Panty Liner During Your Final Trimester
Urine leaks are typical among women. However, it’s more prevalent in those who are pregnant or have just given birth. Therefore, we suggest wearing a panty liner to prevent the development of bacteria because of urine.
During your last few weeks of pregnancy, it would be advisable to take it up a not by changing liners every 2-3 hours.
5. Trim Your Pubic Hair
Unfortunately, pregnant and postpartum mothers cannot epilate, wax, or laser their pubic hair for safety reasons. However, this doesn’t mean there’s nothing else to do but let your hair grow down there.
If your intimate area starts to feel sensitive or itch, this may be from having long pubic hair. Trimming it gently with intimate care scissors should do the trick.
But, Mamas, remember that pubic hair protects your intimate area from bacteria and other potentially harmful microorganisms; wholly removing them may make you more susceptible to infections. As such, the occasional trim should be good enough.
Meet the Best Feminine Wash for Mamas
Keeping your intimate area clean and fresh is crucial for pregnant and postpartum mamas; Mama’s Choice understands this very well. This is why we’ve created the Mama’s Choice Refreshing Feminine Wash.
It’s the perfect solution to keep your intimate area healthy during this crucial time.
What sets feminine wash apart from other products in the market is its unique combination of organic green tea, lotus, and prebiotics.
- Organic green tea – is known for its natural antibacterial properties that help keep the intimate area clean.
- Lotus – helps prevent irritation and itching and eliminates bad odours.
- Prebiotics – maintains moisture and promote healthy bacterial flora to avoid odour and irritation.
We are proud to share that this is formulated with natural organic active ingredients. So with every use, you can be at ease that it’s safe from pregnancy to breastfeeding.
On top of that, it has also been lab-tested in Singapore and deemed hypoallergenic — making it gentle enough for everyday use.
In an efficacy test we did in 2022, four out of five mamas experienced reduced vaginal discharge discomfort, itching, and bad odor.
By choosing Mama’s Choice Refreshing Feminine Wash, you can rest assured that you are using a safe and effective product that promotes intimate hygiene while maintaining the delicate balance of your private area. In addition, it is specially formulated for pregnancy and breastfeeding, making it the perfect choice for new and expectant mothers.
Try Mama’s Choice Refreshing Feminine Wash today!
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