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Pain management during labor

Repost from @doctor_midwife

“Repurposed a portion of this caption from what we talked about at Sunday Cervix for this #igreels

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Because pain-free? No ma’am, but we can do something about it.

reshape pain management as something doable.

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You can MANAGE the pain. Eliminating the pain is not doable. You’ve been lied to.


Pushing. The most important reflex during labor. It’s the only time where you can physically do something with the sensation you’re feeling.

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THE NON-PATHOLOGIC PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH HUMAN LABOR AND BIRTH IS:


Purposefully

Anticipated

Intermittent

Necessary


Some pain management strategies include:

Movement

Breathing

Visualization/ imagery

Encouragement

Distraction (deep distraction- hypnobirth)

Massage

Hydrotherapy

TENS Unit

Inhaled medication

IV medicine

Epidural

General Anesthesia.”

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