uterine contractions postpartum

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Registered: 03-29-2003
uterine contractions postpartum
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Fri, 05-23-2003 - 6:46pm
I had my c-section Monday and now Friday I am having very hard menstral cramping. Is this normal from the uterus shrinking. It hurts like the first day of my period.

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Fri, 05-23-2003 - 7:40pm
I know that the contractions post partum get worse with every child you have, so if this is your second or more, it might be normal. I had my c/s with my first and didn't notice so much cramping afterwards, but after my vbac, there was a *ton* more- really painful, so it's hard for me to say. I have friends who have such severe contractions after kid #3 or 4 that they think they're going into labor with another baby again ;)

kris