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afterpains?

Posted by on May. 4, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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So my midwives told me my afterpains would be wore with a second child. Boy was I not ready for how much worse! I gave birth about a week ago and they are horrible, I can't stand at times! They told me I can have 4ibprofin every 6 hours and that does nothing! If this only gets worse with every pregnancy then how do women have more than 2 kids!!!

I read that because second time moms have less muscle tone, it hurts more. SO could this be preventable? Doing a 10000000000000000000000 kegels and squats??

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cpflum08
by on May. 4, 2012 at 11:12 AM
Oh my I know the pain you are feeling right now:( I can remember crying like a baby every time I knew it was time to nurse. I'm now prego with #3 :0 super scared!!!!
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Raeann11
by on May. 4, 2012 at 11:14 AM

With my third my midwife gave me Mother's Choice Herbal Supplements Contract Ease. I have no clue where you can get it. But for me it really helped. I would take it every 4 hours the first few days and then started to take it before I would breast feed.

I don't think it is preventable. Just part of having more children and some women it hurts more then others.

Nihhusa
by on May. 4, 2012 at 11:14 AM
Oh I forgot about that! I'm preggo with my third.
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Javamama619
by on May. 4, 2012 at 11:16 AM
I am pregnant with #4 and when I had #3 I sat with a heating pad, and tons of Motrin it hurt like nobody's business
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lifeforchrist
by on May. 4, 2012 at 11:17 AM

The thought of after pains scares me more than laboring again! If some women feel it less that makes me hopeful it can be prevented a little bit?? Or is it just a pain tolerance thing? I mean I homebirthed my children drug free but these pains still make me cry!

lifeforchrist
by on May. 4, 2012 at 11:19 AM


Quoting Javamama619:

I am pregnant with #4 and when I had #3 I sat with a heating pad, and tons of Motrin it hurt like nobody's business

nooooo! :( I'm doomed. I want a third but I don't think I'd survive. I got over the after labor 'I CAN NEVER DO THIS AGAIN' since my newborn is so sweet but these pains ruin everything!


Nihhusa
by on May. 4, 2012 at 11:21 AM
I'm gonna research it some more I only found one place that had it for 49.95


Quoting Raeann11:

With my third my midwife gave me Mother's Choice Herbal Supplements Contract Ease. I have no clue where you can get it. But for me it really helped. I would take it every 4 hours the first few days and then started to take it before I would breast feed.

I don't think it is preventable. Just part of having more children and some women it hurts more then others.


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Javamama619
by on May. 4, 2012 at 11:29 AM
I just keep reminding myself that they don't last that long


Quoting lifeforchrist:


Quoting Javamama619:

I am pregnant with #4 and when I had #3 I sat with a heating pad, and tons of Motrin it hurt like nobody's business



nooooo! :( I'm doomed. I want a third but I don't think I'd survive. I got over the after labor 'I CAN NEVER DO THIS AGAIN' since my newborn is so sweet but these pains ruin everything!



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lifeforchrist
by on May. 4, 2012 at 11:35 AM


Quoting Javamama619:

I just keep reminding myself that they don't last that long


Quoting lifeforchrist:


Quoting Javamama619:

I am pregnant with #4 and when I had #3 I sat with a heating pad, and tons of Motrin it hurt like nobody's business



nooooo! :( I'm doomed. I want a third but I don't think I'd survive. I got over the after labor 'I CAN NEVER DO THIS AGAIN' since my newborn is so sweet but these pains ruin everything!



how long did yours last? im at the week mark praying they will end soon!

melindabelcher
by on May. 4, 2012 at 12:23 PM
I just had my 3rd 6 weeks ago. The after pains are so much worse with subsequent pregnancy. I hated nursing! Its worse then labor for me cause it feels like its never going to end :(
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