from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Cramps or pains following childbirth, caused by contractions of the uterus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • The uterine pains which occur in childbirth after the expulsion of the child and the afterbirth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Med.) The pains which succeed childbirth, as in expelling the afterbirth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of afterpain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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