afterpains

[n] - pains felt by a woman after her baby is born
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Afterpains

normal contractions of the uterus after childbirth that usually occur for the first few days after delivery
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Afterpains

Aft'er·pains` noun plural (Medicine) The pains which succeed childbirth, as in expelling the afterbirth.
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afterpains

<medicine> The pains which succeed childbirth, as in expelling the afterbirth. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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afterpains

noun pains felt by a woman after her baby is born; associated with contractions of the uterus
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afterpains

(af´tәr-pānz) pains following expulsion of the placenta, due to contraction of the uterus, seen particularly in multiparas due to vigorous periodic contractions of the puerperal uterus. It is noticeable particularly when the infant nurses, and may be severe; the intensity usually decreases to become mil...
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Afterpains

• (n. pl.) The pains which succeed childbirth, as in expelling the afterbirth.
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Afterpains

Cramping sensations that are triggered by the contracting of the uterus in the postpartum phase as it shrinks down to its pre-pregnant size. Afterpains are more common and painful in subsequent pregnancies. With each pregnancy the tone of the uterus becomes more relaxed, which makes the uterus contract more forcefully as it shrinks to its pre-preg.
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afterpains

Type: Term Pronunciation: af′ter-pānz Definitions: 1. Painful cramplike contractions of the uterus occurring after childbirth.
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Afterpains

Cramping triggered by the contractions
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