While preparing for baby can be overwhelming, it is arguably easier than preparing for what happens to your own body after giving birth. Whether you deliver vaginally or through a c-section, your body needs some serious TLC during postpartum recovery. Now, with the increasing awareness surrounding the issue, brands are launching postpartum kits designed to help moms recover. One such brand is Bodily.
The brand launched yesterday with five postpartum recovery kits, designed in partnership with medical professionals and lactation consultants. All the boxes focus on recovery from all angles, including pregnancy recovery, vaginal or abdominal recovery and breastfeeding recovery. They also include guidebooks to help explain what the physical recovery looks like.
Among the five kits is the Care for Birth Kit, which includes giant maxi pads, mesh underwear, stool softener, a perineal wash bottle, nipple moisturizer and more. Other kits include the C-Kit, which comes with a belly band for abdominal recovery after a c-section, the V-Kit, which includes a sitz bath tub and the B-Kit, which includes nipple creams and a nursing bra. You can also buy these breastfeeding items a la carte. The kits range in price from $90 to $145.
Founder Tovah Haim was inspired to launch the brand after she gave birth to her son via c-section. She found a lack of postpartum recovery information and products—both of which she needed when she went back to work 10 days postpartum. As she turned to blogs for the information, she found in the comments that many other women were looking for the same thing. With Bodily, she hopes to empower women to take control of their health and recovery.
If you or someone you know is postpartum, check out our top tips for recovery.