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You are the only person who can accurately describe your pain. Your nurse will ask you to rate your pain on a scale from zero (no pain) to 10 (worst pain) during your hospital stay. (See the pain scale below.)
The goal is to keep your pain between a three to four, which is considered to be between "hurts a little bit" and "hurts a little bit more."
You will have some pain, which is to be expected. Your health care team will help you manage your pain so you can have the best results during your recovery.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, seventh edition, ob-ah-90026
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Watch a series of short videos on how to manage pain before, during and after birth (for both vaginal and Cesarean birth).