Pre-conditioning Down Under
Get to know this 'hidden' part of your body at around 32 weeks, as it needs to be in good condition for the delivery of your baby.
We strongly recommend daily perennial massage during the last 6-8 weeks of pregnancy as it may help to prevent tears. Soak in a bath to soften the area. Then place a little Preconditioning Down Under Oil on your thumb or index finger and place in the vagina at least 5cm (2 inches), pressing towards the rectum. Gently stretch the area in a U shaped motion until you feel a tingling sensation. Release the stretch and then massage the area. Repeat this for five to ten minutes.
- Borage Oil
- Vitamin E
- Coconut Oil
- Grapefruit seed extract
- Sunflower Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Ispropyl Myristate
Are the oils in this product safe to use?
Borage, Vitamin E, Avocado and Jojoba are all carrier oils containing no perfume and are very safe and effective to use on the perineum.
How does using the product prevent tears?
Research shows that women who massage the perineum during the weeks immediately prior to birth can help to prevent tears. The oils in Preconditioning Down Under help keep the skin moisturised and contribute to its suppleness.
I only have two weeks to go until delivery, the oil should be used from 32-34 weeks, is it still worth using it?
YES, any moisturising and massage will help prevent tears.