meaning of afterpains

afterpains meaning in General Dictionary

The aches which succeed childbearing like in expelling the afterbirth

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  • problems experienced by a woman after her baby comes into the world; related to contractions of this womb
  • The problems which succeed childbirth, such as expelling the afterbirth.

afterpains meaning in General Dictionary

(n. pl.) The pains which succeed childbirth, as with expelling the afterbirth.