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Pain Management

OVERVIEW OF PAIN

In this video Sarah discusses why pain during labour exists and why it is helpful to have a plan to help you cope with it.

In this next video, Rebecca explains different approaches to pain management as well as gives a brief overview of some options. You also have the option to read the transcript by clicking HERE.

TOOLS TO HELP COPE WITH CONTRACTIONS

Click HERE to view a series of videos/transcripts that go into detail about different pain relief options as well as the research. There is a video for each of the following: epidural, TENS, sterile water, IV opioids, positions, nitrous, music, relaxation, doula.

The videos below review the following pain management options: use of combs, positions for labour, how to use a birth ball and how to do "double hip squeeze".

HOW TO PRACTICE BREATHING DURING LABOUR

Breathing is vital for all of us and can be a challenge to control during labour. Click HERE to learn about four ways to breathe during labour. The video below provides tips on how to improve your breathing. Practicing ahead of time can be helpful to make it more familiar when the time comes!

VIDEO FOR PARTNERS/SUPPORT PEOPLE

This is a video you may want to watch with your partner/support person. It gives some helpful tips about how your support person can help you cope during labour. Also refer to the “Partner Support Handout” in your email package for more information.

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