Definition of afterpains in English:


plural noun

  • Pains after childbirth caused by contraction of the uterus.

    • ‘If afterpains are severe, your health professional can prescribe a safe and effective pain medication.’
    • ‘Catnip is best known for treating feverish conditions but is also used for afterpains and other conditions.’
    • ‘Take 5-20 drops of the tincture in water or one cup of tea to relieve afterpains and tone the uterus.’
    • ‘You feel some pain in your uterus - breastfeeding, in particular, can stimulate ‘afterpains ' as your uterus contracts.’
    • ‘It is especially useful for afterpains and will also effectively treat digestive discomfort including cramps, flatulence and hiccups.’