Zero Waste Period Gear & Postnatal Recovery

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I won’t be having a period any time soon. It’s one of the perks of being pregnant. Last year, I discussed my period solutions in some detail. I mentioned how I prefer to use a Diva Cup (a menstrual cup) and “mama cloth” (cloth menstrual pads) in combination for maximum protection. I still love this solution.

However, I did just buy 8 brand new Bububibi mama cloth in anticipation for post-natal recovery. This is because during birthing recovery, menstrual cups and tampons are not advisable. Post-delivery, your body tries to catch up on all those periods you thought you dodged.

I didn’t have enough cloth pads to conquer this problem in a more zero waste way for my previous pregnancies. I tended to buy a large pack or two of disposables during this time.

(Bonus: my midwife showed me a little trick that might be useful for any mamas-to-be out there. If you put witch hazel, found in many grocery and drug stores, on the pads and put them in the freezer to chill, this can be tremendously comforting during recovery.)


So, in conclusion, I’m very happy with this zero waste behavior and am planning to expand my practice into a new realm come October, after delivery.

How about you? Been pregnant? Given birth? How did you handle your recovery? Did zero waste factor it? Let us know in the comments below!

Until next time, keep that talk walking!

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