Definitions for "Afterpains"
The pains which succeed childbirth, as in expelling the afterbirth.
sharp abdominal pains caused by the uterus contracting after delivery. It is normal and desirable for the uterus to contract as it returns to its pre-pregnancy size. Afterpains are most common during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding stimulates the release of oxytocin, which causes the uterus to contract. Afterpains typically subside by the third day.
pains felt by a woman after her baby is born; associated with contractions of the uterus