Pain relief

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While midwives have occasionally encountered cases of painless birth, most women will agree that labour and birth is painful. Just as different theories exist on the physiological reasons for pain during labour, so too there are many and varied ideas about how best to cope with it. Just as pain is individual, the strategies that work best will vary between women, and between different stages in her labour. This section of our site explores both natural and medicinal alternatives for pain relief, as well as potential side effects of the use of drugs during labour.

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