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Pain Of Labor
Many ways: First, remember the fantastic reward at the end - that gorgeous new baby. All kidding aside, try meditation with mental images of that special place, a sunrise, a great moment in your life. Then ask for pain medication and/or an epidural. In this day and age there is no reason to feel uncomfortable during labor. ...Read more
Labor pain: It is because some people actually do not feel pain. Pain is very subjective. You have it if you think you have it. You are also likely to have it if you know that everyone else thinks you will have pain during labor. But there are a substantial number of women who can so tune into the natural, optimistic, exciting associations connected with labor that they do not tune into any pain sensations. ...Read more
Nerve block: Epidurals block the nerves to the pelvis with an infusion of local anesthetic around the spinal cord. This blocks the pain signals from reaching the brain, thus eliminating the sensation of pain. A good epidural will block pain while preserving some motor function. A very dense epidural will completely eliminate pain, but will interfere with leg function to a greater degree. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've heard nubain is a good alternative to an epidural for managing pain in labor. What's the difference?
Labor pain control: Nubain is a semi synthetic opiate that can be used for pain control. When a woman is pregnant, opiodes given systemically (oral, intravenous or intramuscular) in such doses that can cross the placenta to the fetus and cause decreased awakening, respiratory compromise at birth and with nobaine, may affect fetal monitoring. All these side effects with epidural are way less and pain better controlled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to drink raw grassfed milk while pregnant? And if so, can it ease or diminish the pain of labor?
Borderline: The testing of raw milk is a good, but not perfect, system. Your obstetrician will probably prefer that you stop. I do not know if the labopr pain question has been studied. ...Read more
I'm 34 weeks today with 2nd child. Baby has been head down/engaged since 29 weeks. I'm feeling extreme vaginal pressure and some pain. Early labor?
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