Why might I need prescription pain medication after having a baby?

Prescription pain medication not only makes you more comfortable, but it helps you heal and recover. As you heal and recover, you can take better care of your baby and yourself. Your doctor may prescribe a strong pain medication if you have had:
  • a C-section (Cesarean section)
  • a cut or tear in your vaginal area during childbirth
  • any surgery or condition that causes severe pain

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