First Days Maternity Supplies Ltd

Find out more about Instant Perineal Cold Packs

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Instant Perineal Cold Packs were the first item we sold and is still one of our bestsellers today, with good reason, too.

What is an Instant Perineal Cold Pack?

It’s a maternity pad with a self-activating cooling pod inside the pad. It is designed to cool the perineal area after childbirth.

Who is a perineal cold pack for?

Everyone who has given birth! Most of us will get some sort of tearing following a vaginal delivery along with swelling and bruising. The cold packs will help relieve the symptoms (burning, stinging, bruising) whilst being comfortable to wear.

How long does the cooling effect last?

Around 20 minutes. Please note, it is advisable to use cold therapy for only 20 minutes at a time.

I find the pad too cold for me.

You could place a regular sanitary / maternity towel on top of the pad to reduce the cooling effect (and create extra absorbency).

Do I need to freeze the cold packs?

No! This is what sets these packs apart from the rest. They can be used absolutely anywhere. Why not pack some in your hospital bag!

How do I activate the cold pack?

Find the inner water bag and squeeze very firmly until you hear/feel a ‘pop’, shake well to mix the contents and then place in your underwear just like a regular maternity pad. You may find it easier to burst the inner water bag by folding the pad in half and squeezing firmly.

How many come in a pack?

6 or 12. Drop us an email if you require a different quantity.

Is discount available for buying in bulk?

Yes. The cost per unit decreases as the overall quantity increases. This is reflected in the pre packed options. If you wish to purchase more than the advertised quantities, or become a wholesaler, please contact us.

What if I don’t end up having a vaginal birth?

We understand! You can return any unopened items to us for a full refund. You will need to pay the return postage but can claim this back if you paid through PayPal. Please just contact us for more information. We’re friendly, promise!

Do you have a shop?

No. We sell online only within the U.K (stockists overseas). You can purchase from this website (best prices!) Amazon or eBay.

What delivery options are there?

Standard delivery offered by Royal Mail 48. If you wish to receive next day delivery, please purchase from Amazon and use their one day service. Or contact us before ordering to see what we can do. We will always help where possible.

What does ‘perineal’ mean?

Your perineum is located between the vagina and anus, this is the perineal area. This area is usually traumatised during childbirth.

Can I see the MSDS?

Of course! Send an email to and we will send a copy to you

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