Coping With Labor Pain.
- 9 Months ago
If you ever asked a mother to explain the pain of labor, would she be able to? Pain in labor is unique and different from the day to day acute and chronic pain that we may experience. Generally, pain is associated with an ailment, but labor pain is an indicator that sounds the alarm for the birth process of your baby. Most women perform better in labor when in a homely environment, and this has many benefits, including reducing the risk of medically assisted pain killers. For this reason, many maternity units have labor rooms with home decors and furnishings to make the mother feel less hospitalized. However, there are a few mothers who like stepping into a labor room that is medically equipped.
No one is really aware of how our body triggers labor. The process of labor is different in every woman. Labor pain also varies between various degrees among women ranging from painless labor to severely painful labor. The strength of labor pain is also associated with factors such as emotional state, previous experience if any, and particularly if they are first time mothers.
Extensive support before labor and throughout labor and birth can help reduce anxiety and fear of pain considerably.
The sensation of pain is different during different stages of labor and varies throughout the process. It is good to learn methods to deal with various stages of pain. It gives you a better understanding of choosing pain relief at the right stage of labor. You can also learn about natural pain relieving techniques in my next article.