If the idea of a popsicle in a condom doesn’t exactly sound too appetizing to you, then you can breathe a sigh of relief. This is one popsicle that isn’t going anywhere near your mouth.
One of the things that many women (read: all women) experience immediately following the pushing of a 6- to 10-pound child from a small part their bodies is a teensy bit of discomfort and some bruising, swelling, and soreness. Completely shocking, I know.
For thousands of years, women simply put up with this pain and discomfort as a side effect of bearing children, but in recent years, that has changed.
Now, women can use some incredibly well thought-out maternity goodies to help with the pain they experience after childbirth. One of the miracles of which happens to be a condom popsicle.
While in the maternity ward after labor, writer Michelle Bell was introduced to the ingenious “ice diaper” which is a great way to alleviate all a new mom’s sore bits after birth. It’s a trick that many maternity ward nurses learned to help ladies who might uncomfortable. Ice is incredibly soothing and helpful and can give a new mother instant pain relief.
A friend of Bell’s, however, who was not only a mother but also a doctor, recommended the simpler treatment that can even be done at home. The popsicle condom requires little to no extra effort or materials and can be done in batches if you need more than one.
All you have to do is fill a condom with water and pop it in the freezer until it’s completely frozen solid. Whenever you’re feeling a bit of discomfort, all you have to do is lay it inside your undies to give you some relief. And the best part? If you’re worried about it melting onto your pants, then just put a pad or feminine napkin below it to catch any droplets of water.