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#31 of 34 Old 09-30-2010, 11:44 PM
 
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It wasn't true for me. My 4th and 5th babies were my easiest recoveries. I had minor cramping for about 24 hours. No meds (after drug-free home water births). I used Hypnobabies and I'm sure that helped with postpartum (in addition to the birth). I also took calcium and iron during my last trimester.

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#1 nothing
#2 was pretty bad enough to make me say I didn't want #3. That decision lasted about a week.

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Didn't notice any with #1, but she was in the NICU and I was pumping.

They were tolerable with #2, but a couple of Tylenol or Motrin were needed occasionally for nursing the first couple of days

They were worse than labor with #3. Absolutely, positively.
Granted, I have pretty easy labors, but still.

I go with Tylenol/Motrin and relaxation breathing (like in labor), but a few friends have had good success with AfterEase.
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#1- Nothing at all.

#2-#4- they were horrible for a few days while nursing. I would have preferred being in labor again.

#5- Surprisingly I had very few.

 
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