A new mother cannot avoid sitting down while a perineal wound heals.

The Valley Cushion is scientifically designed to relieve perineal/perianal pain and is clinically proven to help with tears, sacral sores, coccygeal pain, prolapse, haemorrhoids, swelling, bruising, episiotomies and other surgical wounds.

The Valley Cushion's unique features stem from a combination of foam and air that provide a comfortable seating platform on either side of its central pressure-relieving channel (the 'valley'). Users have found wound healing time to be shorter. Valley Cushions are provided with 'breathable' COOLTECH disposable covers for maximum hygiene and practicality.

The cushions can be hired via the NCT at a cost of £15 for 5 days. Please contact your local Valley Cushion volunteer, Lesley Lock, on 0844 243 6219, press option 5, or lesleyalock@yahoo.co.uk if you have any questions or wish to hire a cushion.

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