4-Piece Below-the-Belt Recovery Set

$71.50

Many things about birth are uncertain, but one thing is for sure: there’s going to be a lot of recovery going on below-the-belt with vaginal or c-section delivery. This set includes everything you or your friend, family member or loved one needs to get a handle on healing. 

Products designed in collaboration with OB-GYNs, Doulas, Midwives, Pelvic Floor Therapists and mothers nationwide.

Underwear Color Jet Black
Jet Black
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What's Included Shipping
  • One pair of ultra-soft, belly-hugging FourthWear Postpartum Recovery Underwear, designed to securely hold ice or heat in the vulva/perineal region or at the site of a caesarean incision.
  • One uniquely contoured Between Legs Reusable Ice/Heat Pack.
  • One uniquely contoured Uterine Reusable Ice/Heat Pack.
  • One pack of ultra-absorbent Organic Cotton Extra-Long Postpartum Pads.
  • A complimentary eco-friendly ‘Knowledge is Power’ Nyssa canvas tote.
  • A complimentary notecard and handwritten gift message (message can be added at checkout).


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why we love it

Birth can be hard on your bits.

That’s why it’s so important to treat our tenderest parts to some real TLC. Designed for both caesarean and vaginal recoveries, this set contains Nyssa's four essential below-the-belt postpartum recovery products: our FourthWear Postpartum Recovery Underwear, reusable Uterine and Between Legs Ice/Heat Packs and our Organic Cotton Extra-Long Postpartum Pads. Together they’ll ensure your bits and are healing and feeling their best.

Want to postpartum like a pro? You’re all set.

Fourthwear

We designed our collection of FourthWear Postpartum Recovery apparel and care items after being let down by the lack of functional, comfortable, and effective products available to help us heal postpartum. Birth demands a lot from women— it’s time to demand better care when it comes to our recoveries.

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FAQs
Need support? Just ask us.
Is FourthWear Underwear for caesarean or vaginal birth recoveries?
We often don’t know exactly how our birth journey will shape up, no matter what our plans are. FourthWear Postpartum Recovery Underwear is designed specifically to provide ultimate comfort for both caesarean and vaginal birth recoveries.

For vaginal recoveries, FourthWear provides a widened gusset to accommodate large postpartum pads and a comfortable high waist that can be folded down to meet the needs of changing bodies. An ice/heat pack (one of Nyssa’s specially contoured packs or one of your own) can be inserted inside the garment and placed between the legs to soothe vaginal and perineal pain, swelling, or sutures. Another pack may be placed over the abdomen or in the back to ease pain related to postpartum cramping and any other discomfort that stems from delivery.

For caesarean recoveries, FourthWear provides the same functionality along with a smooth, soft fabric over the incision area. Ice/heat packs may be placed over the site of an incision to help reduce pain and discomfort and to facilitate healing of the incision area.
Which size of FourthWear Underwear is right for me?
Figuring out the right size for your changing body might seem a daunting task. We make FourthWear Underwear with super soft, incredibly stretchy fabric that flexes and adapts to your changing figure to make it a bit easier. Whichever size you wear in maternity clothing can translate to the perfect underwear size. We recommend choosing the smaller size if you are in-between sizes. For example, if you wear a large in maternity clothing, we recommend purchasing the M/L, whereas if your maternity size is XL, then our L/XL would likely be the better fit. Importantly, the seamless high-waist can be rolled down to maintain a tighter fit as your body changes after giving birth.

Everybody’s body is different. We all gain and lose weight throughout the birth and recovery process at different rates. For the majority of people, weight gain and loss will happen mostly in the belly region and along the hips. FourthWear Underwear is designed to change with your body; however, if a significant amount of weight is gained or lost (+80lbs), you may need to purchase an additional size.
When should I use ice and when should I use heat?
Ice therapy is the traditional weapon of choice for dealing with soft tissue injuries that involve swelling. Cold therapy, also called cryotherapy, reduces blood flow, which mitigates pain-causing inflammation and swelling. This makes ice a useful tool for everyday pain management and application wherever there is swelling (eg: incision site, chafed nipples). Heat, on the other hand, opens vessels to increase blood flow, making its application critical for alleviating muscle pain and removing blockages caused by clogged milk ducts.
Are the materials and cooling agents in the ice/heat pack safe?
The exterior of our ice/heat packs is made of an FDA-approved knitted plastic/fabric composite to keep the ingredients within the pack. The cooling agent is comprised of naturally derived ingredients: Glycerine, Water, and Sodium Polymer (polyacrylate), which is often used in baby diapers. These ingredients are all non-toxic and approved by the FDA.
What makes Nyssa postpartum pads different?
Did you know that most pads (and tampons and baby diapers) contain hormone-altering toxic chemicals? It’s a big regulatory issue, particularly in the U.S. Period products often contain pesticides (when made with cotton), chlorine, VOC plastics, BPA plastics, dioxins, furans, and much more. Our pads are made from chemical free organic cotton and do not contain harmful and toxic ingredients. They have not been treated with chlorine bleach.

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Nyssa Size Equivalent Maternity Size
XXS/XS 00-2
XS/S 2-4
S/M 4-8
M/L 8-12
L/XL 12-16
1X/2X 18-22
2X/3X 22-28

If you're choosing between sizes, we recommend sizing DOWN for our postpartum recovery underwear.

Nyssa Size Actual Measurement Under Bust (IN) Actual Measurement Under Bust (CM) Standard US & UK Band Size
XXS/XS 22"- 26” 56 - 66 24-28
XS/S 23"- 28" 58.5 - 71 28-30
S/M 26"- 30" 66 - 76 32-36
M/L 27"- 32" 68.5 - 81 34-38
L/XL 28"- 34" 58.5 - 86.5 38 - 42
1X/2X 32" - 38" 81 - 96.5 42-50
2X/3X 38" - 44" 96.5 - 111.5 46-54

If you're choosing between sizes, we recommend sizing DOWN for our postpartum recovery underwear.

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