Pains after childbirth caused by contraction of the uterus.
More 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.
Definition of afterpains in:
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