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  • n. pain of uterine contractions experienced after childbirth (especially after passage of the placenta)


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  • She propped herself up despite the afterpain, demanding she be allowed to hold her son.

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  • Precisely.

    October 3, 2007

  • Rub it in. At least we get an average of seven extra years to heckle our offspring about the ordeal.

    October 3, 2007

  • So much for a relaxing interlude playing on Wordie. ;-)

    October 3, 2007

  • It's stuff like this that makes you glad to be a man.

    October 3, 2007

  • "Your uterus will cramp intermittently. When you breast-feed your baby, you will notice the cramping in your uterus is much stronger. This cramping is known as afterpains and it plays a crucial role in keeping you from bleeding too much, and it will help your uterus return to its prepregnancy size."


    October 3, 2007