Definition of afterpains in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɑːftəpeɪnz


Pains after childbirth caused by contraction of the womb.
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.

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