a rhythmic tightening in labor of the upper uterine musculature that contracts the size of the uterus and pushes the fetus toward the birth canal
- However, the uterine contractions are irregular.
- Abdominal pain after childbirth is caused by the contraction of the uterus.
- Tocolysis is recommended to produce uterine relaxation.
- The short answer is that it predisposes them to uterine inertia with resultant c-sections, as well as eclampsia.