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Why do cramps hurt so much during childbirth?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: The pain varies
Most women have significant pain during labor due to the necessary stretching of the cervix and vagina to allow for parturition.
The forces generated by the uterine contractions cause the pressure that manifests as labor pain.

In brief: The pain varies
Most women have significant pain during labor due to the necessary stretching of the cervix and vagina to allow for parturition.
The forces generated by the uterine contractions cause the pressure that manifests as labor pain.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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