A sitz bath is used to reduce pain associated with hemorrhoids and postpartum discomfort. It can also be used by people who have had vaginal surgery or those having uncomfortable bowel movements.
Importance of a sitz bath
- Reduces pain
After childbirth, you may have stiches and tears that cause a stinging sensation. A sitz bath will help ease your pain and speed up the recovery process. The perineum will also be sore and swollen due to stretching and a sitz bath will help ease this pain too.
- Cleanses the perineum
After childbirth, it is important to avoid infections. Cleaning with a piece of cloth may be too painful especially if you have stiches. This will keep you clean without the pain.
- Reduces swelling
There will be a lot of swelling after childbirth. This bath will help reduce that swelling. It also helps reduce the size of hemorrhoids that are either caused by childbirth or other conditions.
How to make a sitz bath
- Place the plastic basin on a toilet bowl
- Fill the basin with warm water
- Sit in the basin for 15 to 20 minutes