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5 Methods to Ease a Normal Delivery

Posted on the 04 May 2015 by Health_news

5 Methods to Ease a Normal Delivery

The delivery of a baby from the womb is a painful experience. No matter which approach we adopt, you can only minimize the pain. You cannot cut it off completely.

Here are 5 ways in which we can ease the pain of a normal delivery:

  • Water pool

This is the new trend in giving birth. Almost all the women who give birth in water are fully satisfied and will recommend it to others.

Doctors recommend entering the water pool when the active labor begins. The water will soothe you back, reduce pain and even give comfort and cause relaxation.

Being in a water pool will reduce the requirements of epidural and other pain killers.

  • Massage

Get someone to massage the woman in labor. It need not be done by a professional. A simple touch of love and movement is enough to soothe the mother in pain.

Massage reduces pain levels and also provides ample comfort, thus alleviating their anxiety levels. Massage encourages the release of endorphins which are natural pain killers and mood enhancers.

As a matter of fact, when you massage make sure you use safe oils and ones that smell great because aromatherapy also can create a soothing effect.

  • Heat pack

The pain in your back during labor is terrible and to soothe it, you might consider applying a wheat pack.

If the hospital does not permit a wheat pack due to the risk of heating it, you can opt for other heated packs like gel packs or water bags.

  • Hypno Birthing

Hypno birthing is also called as calm birthing. The process involves relaxing the mind so that anxiety does not take over.

Hypno birthing involves tools and techniques like hypnosis, shift of focus and relaxation techniques. It’s all about what you want to focus on and block out the negatives like the pain.

  • Pain medication

When nothing works, you can always resort to pain killers. The most effective and opted pain medication is the epidural. It is an injection that is injected in the lower spine to numb the nerves that can feel the pain during labor.

Whatever the method, see that it reduces the pain and anxiety involved in the experience.

Written by: Rasha Ashraf

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