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Q&A: What are some creative ways to deal with pain during labor?

What are some creative ways to deal with pain during labor?

Re: What are some creative ways to deal with pain during labor?

The Bump Expert

Whether you get the meds or not, you'll want to come armed with some natural pain-relief techniques. We're not saying it will be easy, but it's important to relax. One way? Find your happy place--we're fans of the beach and a campfire under the stars. When a painful contraction comes on, imagine yourself there, picturing every detail from your beach towel to the sound of the waves, while deeply breathing. You might also want to try music therapy with calming tunes like Enya or some other spa-like sounds, but hey, you might want to mix in some Kanye or Beyonce--or whatever else floats your boat! Appeal to your sense of smell too: We don't mean candles; we mean stuff that smells like home, like a pillow, blanket or cozy sweatshirt. Essential oils are nice as well.

When you're in labor, nothing beats a massage. Have your partner apply pressure to your lower back with his knuckles. Also helpful: some motivation. Keep baby's first outfit in plain sight to help you stay goal-oriented. The bottom line? Do what works for you. You'll learn more ideas at your birth class. Or try a HypnoBirthing class to learn additional relaxation techniques.

Ashley S. Roman, MD, ob-gyn and clinical assistant professor at New York University School of Medicine

Q&A: What are some creative ways to deal with pain during labor?

That all depends on your coping mechanisms. I dealt with it by listening to soothing music, moaning very loudly during the rough waves, and getting into the jacuzzi tub that the hospital had for laboring mothers. That jacuzzi made it more bearable. I also had an amazing doula. The labor balls are also very helpful in relieving pressure and being able to rock through them.

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