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Vaginal Pain

Women are usually well aware of the pain they can expect during childbirth, but many don’t anticipate the pain afterward. With a vaginal delivery, it depends on how smoothly the delivery went and whether a laceration or an episiotomy needed to be repaired. If you do experience pain, try icing the area and using pain-relieving spray. Women who have cesarean sections can expect some pain at the incision site. You’ll be given a prescription pain medication to take for about two weeks. Afterwards, ibuprofen should do the trick.