Pain Relief in Labour and Childbirth

Discover techniques and options available during the childbirth experience

Download our pregnancy factsheet and find out more about your options for pain relief during labour and childbirth.

There are many pain-relieving options for woman going through the labour experience, and the options available to you will depend on the way you personally experience and cope pain, plus your stage of labour and your location.

This guide offers detailed advice about all options for pain relief during childbirth: natural pain relief such as use of heat, water and massage; non-medical pain relief such as a TENS machine that provides pain relief via small electric pulses that release endorphins; or medical pain relief including nitrous oxide gas (known as laughing gas) and epidural.


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