Health Tip: Relieving Pain During Delivery

(HealthDay News) -- Pain management during delivery is a very personal choice for each woman, with some not wanting to use medication.

The website mentions these natural pain management techniques for use during childbirth:

  • Practice relaxation techniques and deep breathing.
  • Soothe pain with a warm bath or shower, or ask your partner to give you a massage.
  • Use heat and cold therapy, such as a cold washcloth on your forehead and a heating pad on your lower back.
  • Seek support from a midwife or loved one.
  • Decide which position is most comfortable during labor, whether it's standing, crouching or sitting.