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afterpains Syllabification: af·ter·pains
Pronunciation: /ˈaftərˌpānz/

Definition of afterpains in English:

plural noun

Pains after childbirth caused by contraction of the uterus.
Example sentences
  • You feel some pain in your uterus - breastfeeding, in particular, can stimulate ‘afterpains ' as your uterus contracts.
  • Catnip is best known for treating feverish conditions but is also used for afterpains and other conditions.
  • If afterpains are severe, your health professional can prescribe a safe and effective pain medication.
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