Handling pain during childbirth

Moms have so many options available to them for handling pain during childbirth. Moms can try natural techniques such as breathing and relaxation. Comfort measures are also incredibly helpful; warm bath, hot pack, massage, etc. Frequent position changes and not being stuck in bed can also help with pain.

One of the most important tools for handling pain is having a good support person. Take childbirth classes together, read books together and talk. A good support person can be better than any drug if you are both well prepared for what might happen.

Systemic pain medications and epidurals are also available. They do have some risks so it is important to discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Believe in yourself! Your mind has so much power over the pain you feel.

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***Community Manager of Moms.com*** Mom to four amazing children. I am passionate about helping and supporting new moms as they enter into motherhood. I am a certified doula, certified childbirth educator and an accredited breastfeeding counselor.