After Birth Pain...omg!! Baby_Majick Due May 1 (twins); 4 kids; 3 angel babies; Sullivan, Missouri 4129 posts
Mar 9th '13

I'm not big on meds by no means, but I keep having waves of pain that are like contractions some mild but some are off the wall..... all they want to give me is ibuprofen and honestly it's not working.. I normally use naproxen for my period cramps... because ibuprofen does nothing for those and these are worse than my period cramps... how can I get them to give me something else?! I hate meds with a passion, but this pain is just nuts! The pain doesn't stay it goes away like a contraction but damn they are awful!!

Momma Meg Due June 20 (boy); 1 child; Australia 51 posts
Mar 9th '13

How long has it been since you delivered? Have you been checked for complications like retained afterbirth or infection?

Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3298 posts
Mar 9th '13

After birth pains are horrible! I don't like taking pain meds either ... They offered me morphine for it after having my second but I just used a heat pack, it really helped.

3Air Force Brats 3 kids; Portales, NM, United States 1538 posts
Mar 9th '13

Remember your uterus is/was lined with thick walls supporting baby. so it will hurt worse when you cramp! dk you have a fever? id just call and ask the doc. explaining that you normally have to take napoxin for period cramps.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; f**king, Austria 36337 posts
Mar 9th '13

I didn't take anything. It only lasts a week. I just dealt with it..

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
Mar 9th '13

Are to breast feeding? If so it will make those cramps worse by they will be over completely 4-7 days post pardem, and I wouldn't want to be taking something any stronger while Breastfeeding anyway. I know they hurt but I never Took anything for them. If ou got through childbirth I think you handle some cramps for a few days.

user banned 4 kids; 00000, WE, Malta 68658 posts
Mar 9th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ℳary ℐane:</b>" I didn't take anything. It only lasts a week. I just dealt with it.."</blockquote>

Same. It was mainly jut in the first couple. minutes of each nursing session anyway.

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16015 posts
Mar 9th '13

Either ask for something stronger or suck it up...duh

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 12438 posts
Mar 9th '13

Yeah after birth cramps hurt, I recommend warm baths with postpartum herb bath mix. You can find them online. The after birth cramps usually hurt even more for each labor, hurts more for second and third and so forth. If pain lasts more then two weeks see a doctor.

Yurvette [♥] TTC since Jan 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 37262 posts
Mar 9th '13
Quoting nursemaya (14weeks):" Either ask for something stronger or suck it up...duh"


both times I have given birth [2 different hospitals] they asked me if my pain was bad enough that I need to take some stronger meds.

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
Mar 9th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting nursemaya (14weeks):</b>" Either ask for something stronger or suck it up...duh"</blockquote>