The C-Section Recovery Kit

Essentials to heal from C-section delivery

1 in 3 Aussie mums bring their baby into the world via C-section. [1]

C-sections can be a bit daunting even when planned. After all, it’s a major surgery no matter how you shake it.

We’ll be here for you on the other side with your recovery essentials ready to go.

Our C-Section Recovery Kit is complete with high-rise Mesh Panties, the Belly Band and the Nourishing Cream for scars and stretch marks.

Together, the trio protects and heals your wound while supporting separated abdominal muscles.

Protects wound and promotes healing
Decreases post-surgery pain
Prevents and reduces scarring
Approved by Australian OBGYNs
Save 15%

$115

8 Mesh Panties, Belly Band & Nourishing Cream

No items found.
📦 Free express shipping Australia-wide
What's inside
Why we made this
FAQs

The C-Section Essentials

Designed to start you on your journey to recovery, so you can focus on what’s in front of you.
soothing padsicles for postpartum

The Mesh Panties

Kin's Mesh Panties are high-rise postpartum briefs that sit above and out of the way of your incision for maximum comfort as you heal.

Designed for the postpartum period

Soft, stretchy, and breathable

Keeps maxi-pads and Soothing Padsicles in place

kin mesh panties for postpartum

The Belly Band

The Belly Band gives your abdomen the TLC it needs, targeting compression where you need it most – around your incision and separated abdominal muscles.

Hot tip:
Use the Belly Band as a protective barrier when using heat packs to soothe post-surgery pain.

Customisable compression

Reduces post-operation swelling

Lightweight and breathable

soothing padsicles for postpartum

The Nourishing Cream

Our concentrated belly butter blend is formulated to promote wound recovery and reduce scarring. It's powered by Gotu Kola [2], Cyclopentasiloxane and vitamin B5 to aid healing of the skin, and Witch Hazel to reduce the appearance of scars and firm up postpartum skin.

Reduces appearance of scars and stretch marks

Moisturises and relieves itchiness

Promotes skin elasticity

Why we made this

Delivering a baby is a superhuman effort, but every hero needs a sidekick. For you, that’s us.

We’re here to support you through every step of your pregnancy journey and beyond, no matter your delivery method.

The needs of C-section mums differ from mums who give birth vaginally and require special attention, so we made our own C-Section Recovery Kit.

The high-rise Mesh Panties are soft, stretchy and can support maxi pads in those first few weeks of vaginal bleeding (yep, you’ll still bleed after a planned C-section).

The Belly Band is a must-have after surgery. Belly binding protects your wound, reduces pain and swelling with compression and “closes'' your abdominal muscles. With the Belly Band, you’ll feel stronger, sooner.

The Nourishing Cream contains an all-star line-up of ingredients to minimise scarring, itchiness around the incision and the appearance of stretch marks.

Wound Pain

Pain and discomfort after surgery is expected for a few days when your anaesthetic wears off and the cells around the incision begin to form new tissues. You may experience mild cramping, light bleeding, itching as well as numbness during your recovery.

Separation

Two muscles that run down the middle of your stomach can separate during pregnancy. This is called diastasis recti. Separation will usually go back to normal by the time your baby is 8 weeks old. [3]

Swelling

Swelling after C-section (aka edema) is caused by extra fluid in tissues such as the face, ankles, hands, and feet or around the incision area. Intravenous (IV) fluid can also trigger swelling after a C-section delivery. 

Scarring

C-sections can cause scarring after the incision heals. The scar itself is harmless, however it is advised that you keep your wound clean to avoid infection and minimise stress from excess movement.

Stretching

Weight gain, a growing belly and hormonal changes in pregnancy can cause the middle layer of the skin to be stretched and broken along the stomach, upper thighs and breasts. Stretch marks are completely normal and occur in 8 in 10 women.[4]

Ask us anything

Seriously, our experts have all the answers.

What’s the sizing like for the Mesh Panties?

One-size-fits-all. Not many things in life can be approached in that way, but the Mesh Panties are no normal pair of undies. They’re designed to be super soft and stretchy, with enough compression for your incision and support to hold maxi pads or Soothing Padsicles in.

Should I use a Belly Band if I had a C-section birth?

It’s completely up to you. Some C-section mums wear belly bands religiously after giving birth while others decide not to use them. The Belly Band can be used by C-section mums to help their abdominal muscles and incision heal while reducing swelling from surgery. It can also help shrink your uterus back down to size, which alleviates postpartum pain and discomfort.

One study found that women who delivered by C-section and practiced belly binding during their postpartum recovery experienced less pain, bleeding, and discomfort as compared to those who didn’t.[5]

Our Belly Band sits above the incision area to avoid irritation and is fully adjustable so you don’t put unnecessary pressure on the wound. It’s best to speak with your doctor if you’re unsure about whether you should use a belly band.

When should I start wearing the Belly Band?

The Belly Band is useful during and after pregnancy. Many women start wearing belly bands during the earlier months of their pregnancy when they require less support. New mums often continue wearing belly bands postpartum to help them feel supported as they build up their core muscles that have shifted around during pregnancy. The Belly Band can also help shrink your uterus back down to size, which alleviates postpartum pain and discomfort.

How often should I wear the Belly Band?

Two to three hours a day is recommended so that you get enough support but still work your muscles and ligaments to avoid overdependence.

How do I wear the Belly Band?

The Belly Band can be worn directly on the skin and hidden under clothes or on top of clothes. It should fit snug with constant pressure on the belly, but without any impact on breathing, circulation or discomfort in your ribs.

1. Wrap the large band around the lower back and overlap the velcro sides at the front of your tummy to stick in place.

2. Overlap the small bands and tighten until you feel supported but still comfortable.

What is the sizing for the Belly Band?

One-size-fits-all. We made the Belly band fully adjustable with elastic velcro straps to fit all growing bellies and for use after giving birth as the tummy shrinks.

Can I wash the Belly Band?

Yep – hand wash in cold water only and hang to dry.

Can the Nourishing Cream be used on C-section scars?

Yes – however, you should only use the Nourishing Cream on the C-section area once your incision has completely healed.

Will the Nourishing Cream get rid of stretch marks?

It depends. Everyone’s skin elasticity differs and changes as you progress through pregnancy. The Nourishing Cream works to prevent stretch marks by keeping the skin elastic and strong and can reduce the appearance of existing stretch marks. Whether you get stretch marks that remain well beyond pregnancy will depend on how rapidly your skin stretches and on your genetics. Stretch marks fade naturally over time and using the Nourishing Cream can help minimise scarring.

When should I start using the Nourishing Cream?

For the best results, you can start applying the Nourishing Cream as a preventative measure against stretch marks as soon as you find out you're pregnant and continue after you give birth.

How much Nourishing Cream comes in a jar?

250mL

What’s in the Nourishing Cream?

Carefully hand-picked and tested ingredients:
Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglcyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Apricot Kernel Oil, Ceteareth-20, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Panthenol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Niacinamide, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Vitamin F Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Lactate.

Apart from the C-section Recovery Kit, what else might I need to recover from a C-section?

Every mum’s recovery is different so we chose to only include the must-haves for caesarean mums in the C-section Recovery Kit. However, there are two products that are highly recommended for C-section mums:

Peri Bottle – If you were in labour before your C-section, your perineum may still be swollen and sensitive after giving birth. Even if your C-section was planned, it may be painful or difficult to bend over or reach to wipe because of the incision. A Peri Bottle with an upside-down, angled spout will help you clean those hard to reach places.

Soothing Padsicles – It’s true that you will still experience vaginal bleeding (called lochia) for 2–6 weeks after the birth if you had a C-section. Bleeding can sometimes last longer than this, but it should have stopped by 12 weeks. Kin’s Soothing Padsicles are maxi pads that help absorb postpartum fluids and double as a soft ice pack to soothe swelling and soreness around the C-section incision.

How long does it take to recover from C-section?

Every new mum’s journey to recovery is different and it could take some time before you really feel like yourself again. After a C-section, women usually stay in hospital for about 3 to 5 days. This can vary between hospitals and how you are going with recovery. In some hospitals, you can choose to go home early and have your follow-up care at home.

Many women feel their bodies have healed after 6-8 weeks, but navigating breastfeeding, hormonal changes and sleep deprivation can prove challenging beyond that. Make sure to get lots of rest and reach out to your doctor if you need support.

How do I know when to call my doctor?

It’s normal to experience some pain and discomfort during pregnancy and while you recover from delivery. To give you peace of mind, it’s a good idea to ask your doctor or midwife about what you can expect along the way. Postpartum symptoms tend to improve each day, but if you find your symptoms are worsening, then give your doctor a call.

Let us help you

Got a question about the C-section Recovery Kit?
Our care team is always here to help you.
Email us at [email protected]

References

Order details
Fertility Lube
1 month supply
$ 30
or Bundle and Save
No items found.
Proceed with Order
Order details
Fertility Lube
1 month supply
$ 30
or Bundle and Save
No items found.
Proceed with Order
Order details
Fertility Lube
3 months supply
$ 80
or Bundle and Save
The Next-Gen Prenatal - 3 Month Subscription
Buy Now
$110
The Next-Gen Prenatal - 1 Month Subscription
save 11%
Buy Now
$40
His & Hers Bundle - 1 Month Subscription
Save 17%
Buy Now
$75
His & Hers Bundle - 3 Month Subscription
Save 26%
Buy Now
$200
Conceiving Essentials - 1 Month Subscription
Save 17%
Buy Now
$100
Conceiving Essentials - 3 Month Subscription
Save 28%
Buy Now
$260
Proceed with Order
Order details
Fertility Lube
3 months supply
$ 80
or Bundle and Save
The Next-Gen Prenatal - 3 Month Subscription
Buy Now
$110
The Next-Gen Prenatal - 1 Month Subscription
save 11%
Buy Now
$40
His & Hers Bundle - 1 Month Subscription
Save 17%
Buy Now
$75
His & Hers Bundle - 3 Month Subscription
Save 26%
Buy Now
$200
Conceiving Essentials - 1 Month Subscription
Save 17%
Buy Now
$100
Conceiving Essentials - 3 Month Subscription
Save 28%
Buy Now
$260
Proceed with Order
The C-section Recovery Kit
$115
Mesh Panties
$0
Postnatal - 3 Month Subscription
$110
Postnatal - 3 Month Supply
$110
Postnatal - 1 Month Subscription
$40
Postnatal - 1 Month Supply
$45
Prenatal Refill
$45
Breast Pads
$25
Peri Bottle
$27
Belly Essentials
$88
Nourishing Cream
$30
Lactation Massager
$49
Nipple Balm
$25
Belly Band
$80
Sitz Bath
$40
Sitz Tub
$20
Sitz Salts
$30
Healing Foam
$40
Save 5%
Soothing Padsicles
$40
1 Pack of 14 Soothing Padsicles
Conceiving Essentials - 3 Month Subscription
$260
Save 28%
Conceiving Essentials - 1 Month Subscription
$100
Save 17%
Conceiving Essentials - 1 Month Supply
$105
Save 13%
His & Hers Bundle - 3 Month Subscription
$200
Save 26%
His & Hers Bundle - 1 Month Subscription
$75
Save 17%
His & Hers Bundle - 1 Month Supply
$80
Save 11%
The Next-Gen Prenatal - 1 Month Subscription
$40
save 11%
Breastfeeding Essentials
$45
The Postpartum Recovery Kit
$119
The Next-Gen Prenatal - 3 Month Subscription
$110
The Next-Gen Prenatal - 1 Month Supply
$45
The Fertility Lube (3 pack)
$80
Our clean and frictionless fertility lube has been uniquely formulated to mimic cervical environment, allowing sperm to survive and thrive.
The Fertility Lube (1 pack)
$30
Not all lubes are created equal. Our clean and frictionless fertility lube has been uniquely formulated to mimic vaginal mucus, allowing sperm to survive and thrive.
The Male Prenatal - 3 Month Supply
$110
The Male Prenatal - 1 Month Supply
$45
The Next-Gen Prenatal - 3 Month Supply
$110