Sit comfortably after giving birth

Redhill, Reigate & Horley NCT hires out specially designed 'Valley cushions' to help ease pain and discomfort after childbirth. The Valley cushion is scientifically proven to relieve perineal and perianal pain. Find out more by visiting the Valley Cushions website.

Many new mums (estimates put it at 8-10%) experience perineal or perianal pain following birth, and this can affect the way they are able to feed and care for their baby. The cushion's purpose is to provide relief from the discomfort of sitting after an episiotomy, tearing, stitches, bruising or any perineal trauma.

The Valley Cushion was scientifically designed as an alternative to the ring cushion, which has proved to be unsatisfactory. It has two adjustable inflatable bags positioned either side of a unique central channel, allowing you to adjust the level of support while ensuring that sore areas are kept from painful pressure. It is provided with Cooltech disposable covers for maximum hygiene and practicality.

The Valley Cushion is hygienic and easy to use, and feedback from mothers who have used it has been hugely positive: in fact, some mothers have said they would have been less inclined to breastfeed in the early days, if it weren't for the cushion.

Please note, Valley Cushions need to be collected from and returned to our local NCT volunteer in Merstham.

The branch hires out Valley Cushions to anyone who needs them – members or non-members.


  • £25.00 deposit, which is returned when the cushion is returned
  • £15.00 for first 5 days
  • £2 per day thereafter.
  • Lower rate available for unwaged households.

For more information about hiring a cushion, please email Sarah.


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