they do! can i tell you a story? ok. before i had magical pregnancies that resulted in two complete humans, my period was just sorta uncomfortable but nbd. but now! after the magical pregnancies! my periods are so painful that i throw up and have to do breathing exercises and take muscle relaxers and i can’t do anything at all for at least one full day, and it’s always the second day that’s the worst. is this normal? i have no idea. it feels exactly like labor, my period. i’m glad we had this talk. i feel much closer to you now. you should maybe talk to your gyno about your kittens-less period though.