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Perineal Cold Pack FAQs

What is a perineal cold pack?

Its 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.

Can also be used by anyone else who may be suffering from haemorrhoids, perineal or rectal surgery etc.

How long does the cooling effect last?

A minimum of 20 minutes, although 30 minutes is more realistic. Please note, it is adviseable 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 a 'pop', shake 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 there discount available for buying in bulk?

Yes. The cost per unit decreases as the overall quanitity 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 or Hermes. 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 info@firstdaysmaternity.co.uk and we will send a copy to you.

Large 650ml Peri Bottle

What is a peri bottle?

Peri Bottle is short for perineal irrigation bottle - which means a bottle to cleanse the perineal area.

100% Natural Nipple Balm

Why are there are grains in my nipple balm?

There is no need to worry if you find 'grains' in your balm - they will disappear when they're warmed with your bodyheat. We could have eliminated this by adding beeswax, we decided we didn't want any animal products in our nipple balm.

My Nipple Balm is too hard.

The Balm is made of completely natural ingredients, unlike many high street brands, it doesn't have any additives to keep consistency. Just like many products you will find in your home, the cooler the balm gets, the firmer it will become, the warmer it gets, the softer it will become. PLease bear this in mind when exposing your balm to temperature extremes - such as on a windowsill in direct sunlight, or at the bottom of your pram bag when out on a cold day's walk. Room temperature is best.

Do I need to remove my Nipple Balm to feed my baby?

No. The Nipple Balm is made from 100% natural ingredients and does not need to be washed off or removed to feed your baby.