So with afterpains typically being more intense after subsequent births, I am a little nervous. My afterpains were very intense after the birth of baby #3, even with a steady dose of ibuprofen. With baby #4, I'd like to be more educated about ways to help manage them better. Does anyone have a favorite remedy (such as crampbark) or a favorite combination tincture (such as this one: http://inhishands.com/Afterease.231)? Does RRL tea have any effect? (I know it's a uterine toner and do typically drink it during pregnancy...I understand that it helps contractions during labor to be more efficient, but does it also help afterward? And does "more efficient" just mean "more efficient, but not necessarily less painful," or does "more efficient" also mean "less painful?")
Also, have any of you combined herbal medicines with pain relievers such as ibuprofen? Thank you for any advice you may have!