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February 4th, 2007, 05:36 PM
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So I was reading about how after pains are pretty much worse than labor. What do you mean exactly about after pains?

I know with Dakota, the day after she was born, if she even let out a noise, my cramps would get horrific and I would double over. I could barely change her they were so bad because she would start crying and I would then be in pain. I thought it had a connection with my milk, making my uterus contract.

Are these the after pains you guys talk of? The only thing the hospital gave me was motrin every 6 hours and let me tell you, it didn't help all that much.
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February 4th, 2007, 06:02 PM
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I really didn't have that with DD, so I don't know. My MW has mentioned that EPO can be used for painful periods....could it help with that? Does anyone know? I know there is an herbal thing you can take for after birth that is supposed to help.
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February 4th, 2007, 07:21 PM
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I dont know... I dont' remember having those with DD
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February 4th, 2007, 07:44 PM
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they get worse with subsequent births. its easier the first time to shrink your uterus, gets harder each time.

I took motrin IB after Lily (2nd), but was in serious pain after Felicity.

Covered: Order some AfterEase from Jillian, the Precious Arrows birth kit lady. It really helped, and its all natural. Just to have in case you get afterpains.
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February 5th, 2007, 05:03 AM
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I didn't experience them until my third. They are BAAAAADDDDD, and they get worse with each baby, so, I know what I am talking about!! LOL! I will admit, that I try afterease, RRL, and it's not long before I find myself moving on to Motrin. I hate to do it, but they are really bad, and I need to be able function at least a bit.
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I get afterpains when breastfeeding (which you're pretty much doing 24hr/day) for the first few days after the birth. They are bad, and get much much worse with each baby. It feels like labor all over again. Luckily it only lasts a few days or so. I found a heating pad and Motrin to be the most helpful to relieve some of the pain. Actually, I think the heating pad was even more essential than the Motrin.
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February 5th, 2007, 12:44 PM
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Yep thats the ones! And yeah, they were pretty sucky with my second baby, just felt like period cramps with my first.

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I don't remember then at all with my first two babies... Fortunately the after-ease helped this last time; made it bearable at least.
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February 5th, 2007, 03:25 PM
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I don't remember them with Trupie...but I had an epi with him and was probably still "protected" from pain. With Ele, OH MY GOSH...TERRIBLE. My son was sooo clingly that day too, so I nursed them both a bunch and everytime I just wanted to cry. I ended up taking some Tylenol and was back to not hurting after a few days.
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February 5th, 2007, 04:09 PM
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Yep those are the ones!!! AfterEase or it's equivilent helped mine, and a nice warm heating pad... And for me they were worse when I was nursing.
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February 5th, 2007, 05:55 PM
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Yes. That's afterpains.
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February 7th, 2007, 10:09 AM
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Okay! I will have to make sure I get some of the AfterEase you all speak so highly of. If they were bad with Dakota, I can't even imagine how bad they would be with the next!
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