1. pains felt by a woman after her baby is born; associated with contractions of the uterus
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How To Use afterpains In A Sentence

  • Catnip is best known for treating feverish conditions but is also used for afterpains and other conditions.
  • In 1617, Doña Ana de Angulo was brought before the tribunal for giving a woman in labor peyote and placing scissors under her pillow to avert afterpains. Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico
  • These “afterpains” generally stop being painful by the third day after giving birth. Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth
  • You feel some pain in your uterus - breastfeeding, in particular, can stimulate ‘afterpains ' as your uterus contracts.
  • I feel the afterpains, of early nursing, of sleepless nights. Archive 2009-01-11
  • These contractions called afterpains are not usually very painful after the first baby, but they may be more painful after your second or third baby. The Simple Guide to Having a Baby
  • Take 5-20 drops of the tincture in water or one cup of tea to relieve afterpains and tone the uterus.
  • In the allied department of obstetrics we find chapters on the signs of conception, on the urine in pregnant women, on difficult labor, prolapsus uteri, retention of the placenta, post partum hemorrhage, afterpains, and the oedema of pregnancy. Gilbertus Anglicus Medicine of the Thirteenth Century
  • It is especially useful for afterpains and will also effectively treat digestive discomfort including cramps, flatulence and hiccups.
  • If afterpains are severe, your health professional can prescribe a safe and effective pain medication.
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