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What can i do with my fear of delivery pain?

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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Mental prep: If you can, attend classes offered for delivery preparation. They help you mentally anticipate and prepare.Find comfort in knowing that a lot of safe options are available to control pain during delivery and your delivery can be quite comfortable with adequate preparation.
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Epidural is a great medical option, some hospitals also have patient self administered nitrous oxide inhalation pain control.
Dec 1, 2018
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Counsel OB MD: You need to talk to a OB GYN MD and possibly a therapist. If you are already pregnant start with the OB MD who can help you with delivery preparation. Knowledge of delivery events offset fear. If you are not pregnant, speak with a therapist prior to conceiving to decide if this is a course (pregnancy & delivery) you want to pursue or not.

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