One new dad father has invented a way to try to ease his wife’s post-birth pain.
Martin Wanless wrote on the parenting site Dad that he started condoms filled with water freezing them to help his wife with soreness and swelling.
“Filled with water and frozen, they're the perfect shape to rest in between new mum's legs and ease a bit of pain and swelling,” he writes. “Don't believe me? This is actually a thing. Shortly after giving birth in hospital, my wife was taken to a fridge full of frozen condoms.”
Some midwives also recommend the vagina popsicles as a pain reliever.
“My wife returned from hospital two days after giving birth to our little preemie baby boy. It’d be another, fairly agonizing three weeks before he’d be able to come home. In the meantime there was recovery and prep to be done (combined, in our case, with daily trips to hospital).
“On four separate occasions I was dispatched at various times of day and night in search of random items. If your missus is expecting, here are a few things you probably didn’t know you needed to buy.
Oh Casanova you old dog you. Yep. Condoms. But this isn’t male bravado, delusion or wishful thinking – trust me, after a few days at home with a screaming ankle biter, and having recently witnessed your partner’s vagina being turned inside out and a little person pushed out of it, neither of you will be wanting or even thinking about risking anything down there for at least a matter of weeks.
“However, make sure you’re stocked up on condoms. Filled with water and frozen, they’re the perfect shape to rest in between new mum’s legs and ease a bit of pain and swelling.”
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