Find some distractions in the early stages, such as a book, music, etc. Waiting for contractions
creates tension. So cover up your clocks and watches and get distracted by something :)
Water is a drug-free form of pain relief in labour. It works best when you can get your bump covered. Also, make sure the water is warm but not hot.
Sometimes, water can slow down
labour, especially if used too early.
Birth pools are available at most maternity units.
A TENS machine is a
device that transmits mild electric impulses to pads on your back. This blocks the pain signals and helps your body to release endorphins.
Mum of four, NCT Antenatal Teacher and Birth & Beyond Practitioner, Breastfeeding Peer Supporter.
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