Perineal Care

Your perineal area may cause you discomfort depending on the type of delivery you had. If it is uncomfortable after you return home, the following should be done:

  • Sit in a tub containing several inches of plain warm water for 15 minutes two to three times a day (Sitz baths)
  • Apply Tucks pads afterward (place in the freezer and they may be more soothing)
  • Continue to use your peri-bottle after each void while having vaginal flow
  • Keep your stools soft as discussed above