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…..