Soothing relief, naturally!
If you have bottom or vaginal pain or bruising after birth (or even hemmorrhoids), a soothing sitz bath can help tremendously. Sitz baths submerge the entire bottom into a warm, herbal liquid that heals and soothes. This can be done right in the bathtub, with a bowl suspended in your toilet, on a portable commode or even via a cotton compress.
Some ingredients you may find helpful, are:
Choose your herbs in 1/4 cup increments, to equal about two cups total. Steep (like you're making tea) with hot water, strain, and add to your portable sitz container or your bathrub (add water to cover your bottom). Finally, add 1/2 cup of sea or Epsom salts to the mixture.
Many of these herbs are available at your local health food stores, online at specialty shops, and of course Frontier and Amazon.