after-pains


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af·ter·pains

(af'ter-pānz),
Painful cramplike contractions of the uterus occurring after childbirth.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

af·ter·pains

, after-pains (af'tĕr-pānz)
Painful cramplike contractions of the uterus occurring after childbirth.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

after-pains

Pains similar to, but less severe than, those of labour, felt during the few days after childbirth as the uterus contracts to return to its normal size.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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