When you hear ‘massage’ you think about a relaxing day at the spa, this is not that kind of massage! The fundal massage can be quiet uncomfortable.
Fundal Massage is when your nurse presses down on your abdomen firmly massaging the uterus, specifically the fundus, or top your uterus. The reason for this massage is to reduce your risk of postpartum hemorrhage and assist your uterus in shrinking back to its pre-pregnancy size. The pushing and rubbing of your uterus will cause contractions also referred to as afterpains. These contractions will not be as painful as what you just went through, but still unpleasant…Read More