Health Tip: Manage Pain During Childbirth
(HealthDay News) -- Pain is a virtual certainty during childbirth, but there are ways to ease the discomfort without medication.
The womenshealth.gov website mentions these no-medication possibilities:
Practicing relaxation and breathing techniques.
Relaxing in a warm shower or bath, or getting a gentle massage.
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 one.
Trying various positions to get more comfortable, from crouching to walking.
Listening to soothing music.
Using a labor ball.
- Health Tip: Risk Factors for a Herniated Disk
July 28, 2014
- Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb
July 25, 2014
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright ©2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.