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    Default After birth pains?

    I gave birth to my precious little girl on Tuesday via natural vaginal birth- today is day 5 and only now am I experiencing the after birth pains- can any one clarify a little more about them- ie is it normal for them to come so many days later and they obviously feel like period pain/ mild contraction. TIA

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    Yeah it's your uterus going back to its pre pregnancy size. Not sure on the timing though.

    Congratulations on the birth of your princess :-)

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    Your uterus can take up to 6 weeks to go back to pre-pregnancy size, so pains can take up to that long.

    Did you milk just come in? I found it was worse then.

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    Yes totally normal. You will find they will come stronger when you are breastfeeding.

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    And can get worse with subsequent births.

    My mum is a midwife and was telling me she has had to administer pethadine to women who have had drug free births to deal with strong after pains.

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    After pains are a *****. Give me the drugs!!!

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    Thanks guys, your replies were reassuring! It is worse when I did a longer feed and yes my milk came through fully yesterday so it made a lot of sense- heat pack, Panadol and a hearty dinner helped- don't think I ate enough yesterday which didn't help!


 

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