Pain Relief during Labour
you're more likely to feel more relaxed in labour and feel less or cope with the pain if you:
learn about labour, this could make you feel less frightened about what's going to happen, and make you feel more in control during labour.
learn how to relax, stay calm and breathe deeply
keep moving, your position can make a difference, so try kneeling, walking around, and rocking backwards and forwards.
bring a partner, friend, relative or someone you trust to support you during labour
ask your partner to massage you, although you might find yourself not wanting to be touched
have a warm bath
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are shown to improve the blood supply to the womb and influence contractions. It can induce relaxation and reduce stress/anxiety, which may also help women cope with labour pains.