Natural Ways to Manage Labor Pain

There are many things you can try to help cope with the pain of labor.

- Take a childbirth class so you can learn what to expect and learn skills for managing pain.
- Have a supportive partner support you through your labor and delivery.
- Breathing techniques
- Relaxation techniques
- Visualization
- Focal point
- Eating and drinking
- Massage
- Frequent position changes
- Hot or cold packs
- Warm bath or shower
- Words of encouragement
- Self confidence, knowing that you can doing it and having trust in your body.

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4Katie
Moms Expertise
    02/27/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Yep, did many of those things. I also whistled through contractions and my husband would give me cool wash cloths for my forehead and neck.
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