Health Tip: Manage Pain During Childbirth01/27/12
(HealthDay News) -- Pain is a virtual certainty during
childbirth, but there are ways to ease the discomfort without
The womenshealth.gov website mentions these no-medication
- Practicing relaxation and breathing techniques.
- Relaxing in a warm shower or bath, or getting a gentle
- Receiving hot and cold therapy, including placing a cool
washcloth on the forehead or a heating pad on the lower back.
- Seeking the care and support of a doula, nurse or loved
- Trying various positions to get more comfortable, from
crouching to walking.
- Listening to soothing music.
- Using a labor ball.
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