- Keep you cool while driving in hot days to ensure your safety.
- Filled with special sponge and gel, makes you comfortable and cool.
- No electricity required,
- Refrigeration is optional for optimal cooling effect
What Temperature Do Women Reach When In Labour?
Maternal temperature was measured rectally every 2-3 hours from admission until the beginning of second stage, and 1-hour postpartum. Normal labour (n = 843) was defined as gestational age > or =37 weeks, spontaneous onset of labour, rupture of membranes <18 hours before birth, normal progress of labour without the need for augmentation or epidural analgesia and spontaneous vaginal delivery of a healthy infant. The remaining group was classified as abnormal (n = 2209).
The mean temperature during labour in the complete study population increased from 37.1 degrees C at the beginning of labour to 37.4 degrees C after 22 hours. Temperature in the abnormal labour group was equal to the normal labour group during the first 3 hours of labour (P > 0.05) but increased thereafter.
Relief for Side Effects in Labour
Ice Cooling Cushion is effective for alleviating postpartum perineal pain in primiparous women while multiparous women’s levels of perineal pain appear to be poorly explored. Ice Cooling Cushion is a low-cost non-invasive localised treatment that can be used with no impact on breastfeeding.
Method of Cooling Treatment
One study reported that no women reported pain after using an ice pack or a water pack when asked within 24 hours of giving birth. There was low‐certainty evidence that oedema may be similar for the two groups when assessed at four to six hours or within 24 hours of giving birth. No women were observed to have perineal bruising at these times. The trialists reported that no women in either group experienced any adverse effects on wound healing. There was very low‐certainty evidence that women may rate their views and experiences with the treatments similarly.
Cooling pain relief clinical trial: LINK
Keeping cool on the ward or in the birth centre
Things will really heat up once you’re in the first and second stages of labour.
Wards are warm for good reason; babies can lose heat quickly once they’ve been born. However, there are lots of ways to keep your temperature down at this stage, including:
- Air conditioning. Most wards should have A/C, or a fan that can be brought into the room while you’re in labour.
- Plenty of water. Staying hydrated is important during all stages of labour. Packing a straw will make it easier for you to drink wherever you might be labouring.
- Flannels. Get your birth partner to soak a flannel in water and place it on your forehead, wrists or the back of your neck.
- Spray bottle. A quick spritz of cold waters from a spray bottle can help you feel refreshed.
- Handheld fan. You can always pack your own handheld fan
- Thin, light clothing. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in for labour. If you want to stay covered, go for thin fabrics again. Cotton button-down nightdresses are great for skin-to-skin and breastfeeding.
- Hairbands. If you’ve got long hair, get it out of your face using a hairband or headband. They have a tendency to hide themselves in bags, so make sure your birth partner knows where it’s packed so they’re not scrambling around.
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