Definition of afterpains in English:

afterpains

Line breaks: after|pains
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːftəpeɪnz
 
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noun

  • Pains after childbirth caused by contraction of the womb.
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    • 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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