Uterine Cramps


Dr. McGuire

After delivery, many women have uterine cramps, especially if this is not their first baby. These cramps, which are sometimes called “after pains,” are quite common during breastfeeding.

Although they can be uncomfortable, uterine cramps are your body’s way of exercising your uterus back into shape. Fortunately, after pains usually go away within a week to 10 days after your baby is born.