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do the contractions stop right after the baby is out?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:09 PM on Jul. 18, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • For a bit...but then they start again for a short while until the after birth is out.
    Cochise

    Answer by Cochise at 10:09 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • gosh no!!!! they go for a little bit longer until the placenta is delivered...eww!!! and then if your breastfeeding the nipple stimulation triggers cramping and contracting to tighten up your uterus back to its pre baby size. to me that was worse than my contractions. (but it is worth it) lol
    april262009

    Answer by april262009 at 10:15 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • No, you will have contractions until the placenta is delivered, and then also when you nurse you will feel cramps that are kind of like contractions as your body pulls itself back into shape! Good luck to you :o)
    FelipesMom

    Answer by FelipesMom at 11:03 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • No. You will continue to have contractions until you deliver the placenta and until the uterus shrinks baby to pre-pregnancy size. This could take 24-72 hours, maybe even more. Breastfeeding will make it happen faster since breastfeeding stimulates the uterus and causes contractions. Mine were over within the 24 hours after my children were born.
    NDFanatik

    Answer by NDFanatik at 10:47 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

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