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Perineum Balm

£16.00

Description

Massaging the perineum may help it stretch more easily in preparation for birth. This handy balm form is a welcome alternative to messy oils.

Size: 60ml

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As your due date approaches thoughts turn towards the birth. Perineal massage with oil may help it to stretch more easily in preparation. As it’s not the easiest place to get to, this handy balm form, combining oils of almond, jojoba, apricot kernel and shea butter for supple skin is a welcome alternative to messy oils.

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Massage – Preparing the perineum with massage may help it to stretch more easily during childbirth, reducing the likelihood of perineal trauma or episiotomy and postbirth perineal pain. It also prepares you for the sensation of stretching you will experience during the birth enabling you to feel more relaxed, which in turn can help you to deliver more comfortably.

Begin from week 34

You can do the massage yourself or ask your partner to help.

You may find it easiest to perform the massage after a bath or shower when your skin is warm and soft.

Find a comfortable position on a bed or sofa with pillows behind you for support, place your feet together and drop your legs out to the sides. Alternatively you could stand with one leg up on a step or stool, changing legs halfway through.

On clean hands warm Perineum Balm between your thumb and forefinger. Place one thumb just inside the back wall of the vagina with your forefinger on your perineum. Press down towards the rectum to stretch and then gently massage in a rhythmic U shaped motion maintaining the stretch as you do so. Breathe and concentrate on relaxing the perineum as you massage. Initially you may experience a tingling sensation but this should subside as you continue.

Massage can be included daily for around five minutes.

Before you begin read Massage for Pregnancy

Within

Ingredients – Prunus amygdalusdulcis (Almond) oil*,Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil*, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil*, Cera alba (Beeswax)*, Butospermum parkii (Shea) butter*, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil*, Tocopherol(Vitamin E from Sunflower)

*from organic agriculture  99.5% Organic of total. 100% natural origin

Nutrition – Good nutrition is essential in promoting tissue health and elasticity of the perineum for stretching during birthTake a look at the advice for skin elasticity given in the Stretch Butter WITHIN section.

Oily fish in the diet has additional relevance in the third trimester as this is an important developmental stage for your growing baby, increasing the requirement for Omega 3 fatty acids and in particular docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) that can only be obtained from the diet.

This fatty acid plays a special role in foetal retina and neurodevelopment and may be important for the timing of gestation and birth weight as well.

To ensure adequate intake to enhance cognitive ability and visual acuity include oily fish such as herring, mackerel and sardines and eggs or a pregnancy DHA supplement.

Massage for Pregnancy

During pregnancy massage can benefit skin tone and elasticity and particularly when given by a partner, help reduce stress, anxiety, aches and pains and improve sleep. It can also help you both connect with your unborn baby.

During the first trimester gentle head, hand and foot massage may be welcome but you should avoid massage to the legs, back and abdominal area. In the second trimester proceed gently on the lower back and abdomen.

Avoid massage if you are unwell and over skin that has infectious rashes, cuts, sores, recent bruising or is inflamed. Wait at least an hour after eating a meal.

If you have any medical concerns always check with a health professional.

Delivery & Returns

Delivery and Returns

DELIVERY

UK Royal Mail standard delivery £3.95

Free standard delivery for orders over £45

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Your parcel will only be considered lost if it fails to arrive 15 working days after the posting date.

RETURNS

We hope you will be happy with your purchase. If for any reason you are not or have simply changed your mind please contact us within 7 days working days of receipt of your order by letter or email to arrange a return. Due to the nature of our products they must be returned unused, in the original packaging and in perfect saleable condition. Please include your invoice stating the reason for the return. Unfortunately postage is non-refundable and you will have to return goods at your own expense. We recommend you use a trackable delivery service as we can only process a returned item once we have received it.

Once we have received the returned items in good condition we will issue a full refund of the value of the products, not including postage.

If you have been sent the wrong item or a product is faulty please contact us and return the goods as soon as possible. We will then offer a replacement or full refund including postage.

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