Another Q - with my first the midwife did fundal "massage" on me after the birth - it hurt like crazy! I remember reading somewhere that not only is it not helpful or necessary, but it could even make things worse. But I don't remember where I read that. Anyone have some info on that? Do they really need to do it?
It is dangerous to do it before the placenta has detached. Other than that I don't think it makes things worse, though there is disagreement about whether it is always needed for every woman. For sure it can be a lifesaver to empty the uterus when needed.