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One of thing no one tells you about birth is the afterbirth pains.  Your uterus contracts as it shrinks back to a smaller size and it hurts!

I actually found the afterbirth pains to be worst than the labor with my second and third.

RELATED:  Want to have a natural birth with minimal pain?  Check out my tips on surviving a natural birth.

From talking around and a doing a little research, it appears afterbirth pains aren’t as bad with your first pregnancy.  In fact, I don’t remember it after my first baby at all.

I have also heard from one person that it isn’t as bad after your 4th pregnancy and beyond.

For me, the afterbirth pains would the worst and mainly happened when my midwife would massage my uterus (such a weird thing to do) and when I would nurse my baby.

I wish I had thought to research some ways to take away some of the pain.

Fortunately for you, I’ve researched ways to help you minimize the after pains of childbirth.

Also, I am not a doctor or nurse, and I am not giving you medical advice.  This is a great place to start and then look into the herb/tinctures/tea more to make sure it is right for you.

Talk with your midwife/OB and see what they think.  Do some research on the items below if you want to use them.

Afterease tincture

Arnica in tablet form

Skullcap tincture

Thermacare heat patches

Ease the Ache by Earthley

Nurtured Mother by Birth Song Botanicals

Drink NORA tea the last 8 weeks of pregnancy – here is a recipe for NORA tea – just scroll about halfway down the page to see it.

I hope you are able to find something that help with your afterbirth pains.

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