Pregnant painrelief in labour the best one for you

Pregnant ? if you think there won’t any pain in labour forget it thats why its called labour because its hard work to get a baby out from a narrow gap.There are numerous ways available to you now than compared to  the 16th century when all a woman could do was bite on a rolled up piece of wet rag or a hard stick..lets take a look what there is now….

  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS machine). TENS machines deliver small electrical pulses to the body via electrodes placed on the skin.
  • gas and air method known as ENTONOX.mum breathes it in through the mouth piece or a mask during labour.
  • pain relief by injections depending on the hospital these ones are often used Diamorphine, Pethidine and Meptazinol.
  • A soothing water birthing pool many mums love it or hate it and some actually prefer to stay in the pool to give birth.
  • Epidural… involves an injection of drugs through a catheter placed into the epidural space (Lower bac)k. The injection can cause both a loss of sensation (anaesthesia) and a loss of pain (analgesia), by blocking the transmission of signals through nerves in or near the spinal cord.
  • As each of these pain relief methods differ we have incuded some resources on each one so you can have much more information on them seperatelyMore resources for you to take a look at include…..

http://www.acog.org/publications/patient_education/bp086.cfm

http://www.tens.co.uk/acatalog/TeNS_Drug_Free_Pain_Relief.html?gclid=CM7hr8ewj6kCFUEb4QodPGjjkg

http://www.ecobirthpools.co.uk/

http://www.homebirthsupplies.co.uk/category/Birth_pool_in_a_box___Home_birthing_pool,b.html?gclid=CLT7he-wj6kCFVJX4Qod-RqjjQ

http://www.oaa-anaes.ac.uk/content.asp?ContentID=115

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