If you're like most women, the pain of labor and delivery is one of the things that worry you about having a baby. This is certainly understandable, because labor is painful for most women.
Upside: Easy to read page with good detail on pain management choices for labor and delivery
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What are the advantages of having a natural childbirth? What are the disadvantages of going without drugs? How do I prepare for natural childbirth? Breathing exercises and visualization One-to-one ...
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Why do people talk about managing birth pain, not eliminating it?
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Comfortable and Rewarding Birth, Revised Edition: Adrienne B. Lieberman: Books "Easing Labor Pain is Adrienne Lieberman's positive and encouraging guide to everything an expectant mother can do to ...
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The term epidural is often short for epidural anesthesia, a form of regional anesthesia involving injection of drugs through a catheter placed into the epidural space. The injection can cause both a ...
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A spinal block is not often used in labor anymore. A spinal block may sometimes be called a "spinal." A narcotic or anesthetic, such as fetanyl, bupivacaine or lidocaine is injected below the spinal ...
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Many types of medication can ease pain during labor and delivery. Epidural and spinal blocks are common choices, but you have other options, too. Work with your health care team to make the best ...
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What is the Lamaze method of childbirth? What should I expect in a Lamaze course? Where can I get more information or find a class near me? What is the Lamaze method of childbirth?
Upside: Detailed article on the Lamaze method of childbirth with information on finding a local Lamaze class
Topics you will find: 15 Ways to Reduce Pain During Childbirth Understanding the Cause of Labor Pain Pain Has a Purpose 3 Time-Tested Relaxation Techniques 3 Reasons Why Laboring in Water Really ...
Upside: Many detailed articles on managing labor pain
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Years ago when our mothers or grandmothers were in labor, pain relief was not an option. Every woman who delivered a baby, unless they did it by c-section, would do it “naturally” without any pain ...
Upside: Very good article on different pain management options during labor