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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27-05-2012 18:43 #1Senior Member
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After birth pains?
27-05-2012 18:45 #2
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 :-)
27-05-2012 18:45 #3
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.
27-05-2012 18:48 #4
Yes totally normal. You will find they will come stronger when you are breastfeeding.
27-05-2012 19:01 #5
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.
27-05-2012 19:22 #6
After pains are a *****. Give me the drugs!!!
28-05-2012 19:48 #7Senior Member
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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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