Pain relief used during labor

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Avatar f tn i would love to go natural but ive never been in labor so I dont know that pain lol....hopefully someone has an answwr!!
Avatar f tn Opiates are a type of analgesic given to relieve pain. When used during childbirth, opiates are considered the first option after less invasive or natural methods of pain relief such as laboring in water, deep breathing, and massage. Opiates are given in small doses and usually administered during the early stages of labor in an attempt to avoid potential side effects for both the mother and baby.
Avatar f tn was just wondering what type of pain relief everyone uses or plans on using during labour...
11473749 tn?1437899164 I recently gave birth and I used a tens machine that the midwives offered me. It was a God send in the early stages, really distracted me. I'd never used one before so didn't know what to expect. But given that I had no pain relief whatsoever I needed something and this helped for me. Once I got into full established labour though I couldn't deal with the tens aswell so I removed it lol.
Avatar f tn s what I wanted to know. Looking for alternative pain relief for end stages of labor, instead of pethidine.
674725 tn?1367439630 There are a couple of good books to read to prepare for labor: Ina May's Guide to Childbirth and Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way. Ina May's book is a little more idealistic about natural childbirth- for example I certainly did not climax when the baby was crowning- far from it!- but they're good reads for coping mechanisms. I think it's best to be prepared for natural childbirth even if you ultimately choose an epidural.
640548 tn?1340553355 Has anyone used hypnosis as a form of pain relief and relaxation during labor? My hospital offers a hypnobirthing class and I am considering taking it. I birthed my last daughter with no pain relief, though I was ready to give in near the end, except for DH and my awesome nurse who were aware of my wishes and supportive. I don't know if this is something that has helped any of you ladies through the labor experience...
Avatar f tn s a machine that you can use to alleviate pain during labor. Pretty much you have these four sticky patches that you place onto your back and it sends a small electrical current to your muscles and when you get a contraction you press the button and it stimulates the muscles. Instead of pain messages you feel like pins and needles tingling. It's the non invasive pain relief that does not affect baby or any monitoring you may need.
Avatar f tn Any ladies had this as pain relief during labour? Last time I had an epidural once I felt I had suffered enough but im wondering how this works. Does it relieve the pain but your not bed ridden?
Avatar f tn So you believe the epi was the better pain relief then..? I already know ill need relief I cry like a ***** when I even get a paper cut.. And I know I want to use gas..
Avatar f tn Any time that pain is "unbearable" during pregnancy it warrants a call to the doctor or a visit to an urgent care....it could be nothing, but the word "unbearable" is usually a good reason to get it checked out.
Avatar f tn Reading the possible complications to mother and baby on the epidural consent form I was given ( and didnt sign) , and that 10 percent dont even get relief is enough for me to choose the natural route! Labor is the most difficult thing, but once babies there it all dissapears.
Avatar f tn The first thing they need to figure out is if you have nerve pain or muscle pain or both. For muscle pain it would be muscle relaxers like Baclefin or Zanaflex or something similar. For nerve pain in the states they use Gabenpentin which is a seizure medicine or Lyrica or Trileptal. Or sometimes anti depressants such as Amitryptoline. For headaches they use Topamax as a preventative. I take Immitrex for my migraines.
Avatar f tn My whole pregnancy I have been paranoid about going into labor but for some reason I now feel so at ease with the idea. My nana reminded me that people have been having babies for thousands of years and will continue to do so. As a woman our bodies are made for it. It will hurt but nomore than what our bodies can naturally handle. She gave birth to 4 girls all healthy and without any pain medication so she reassures me that I can do it.
Avatar f tn I had a somewhat short labor, 6 hours. I endured it all until the last hour when my water broke and I gave in and asked for the epidural. The good thing is, it worked and I can say I was laughing in between pushes. In retrospect, I regret getting it. I've had back pain ever since. I get a burning sensation when I bend over at my epidural site that is still there after 4 years. The temporary pain relief of labor isn't worth the trade off of possible lifelong back pain.
Avatar f tn I am a first time mother with only 5 days left until my due date. I've done this all natural so far not taking anything except Tylenol and prenatals.I really don't want to accidentally induce labor. Is there anything I can do to relieve constipation that's safe this far into pregnancy?
Avatar f tn I only used the bath as pain relief, but honestly it took the pain from a 9 down to a 5 for me! As I continued to progress over 2 hours in the water this time, pain went up again, but not as crazy as before, and water was so warm and relaxing that I felt quite able to recover in the spaces between contractions...also certain positions helped, like laying back against the side of the bath in water with my bum off the ground pushing the other side with my legs took lots of pressure away.
8466308 tn?1407955973 In UK gas and air is used as a form of pain relief.. but on here the other day I saw someone from the USA ask what that was.. do you guys get offered it in the country your in? Its all im planning on using! (Hopefully haha ftm here!) Just being curious :) Have a good evening mummas!
Avatar n tn Has anyone used a TENS unit (electrical stimulation unit) during early labor to relieve back pain? I've seen it mentioned as a pain management technique for all-natural labor. However, I would appreciate hearing some first hand experiences with using it.
Avatar f tn Has anyone else used acupressure or reflexology as their form of pain relief for labor? What was your experience?
Avatar f tn Anyone know any relief for contraction pain ughh :(?? I'm 2cm & 80% effaced, hospital sent me home cause I wasn't 4cm yet.