One of the best ways to treat your sore bottom after delivery is with a sitz bath. But, what is a sitz bath? A sitz back is an easy and popular way to help with a variety of discomforts. A sitz bath is also relatively easy to use. Essentially, you need to prepare the sitz bath itself, add water and, if you so desire, various salts and herbs, and then sit down in it. That’s all there is to it.
After delivery, there are a number of ways that you can give yourself a sitz bath in several ways. You can purchase a sitz bath, which is going to be a plastic container that you place over the toilet. You can also give yourself a sitz bath in the bathtub or in a shallow bucket. The advantage of purchasing a sitz bath is that those products allow you to add water to the sitz bath, and the overflow will spill over into the toilet. Really, you should choose the method that is most comfortable to you for your sitz bath.
A sitz bath can be especially helpful after delivery if you use some herbal remedies to help out. For example, there are herbal mixtures and remedies that have been designed specifically to be used in a sitz bath after delivery. These sorts of herbal remedies might include herbs such as witch hazel, yarrow, sea salt, and uva ursi, all of which are known to help soothe the stretched perineum.
If you are having trouble using a sitz bath, feel free to speak with your health care provider. He or she may have some additional information or some tips about how you can more effectively use your sitz bath. If you have an infection of any sort, you should probably also speak with your health care provider before using anything but warm water in your sitz bath, as you don’t want to do anything that might inflame or aggravate your infection.