Pain Relief

You have several options to consider when it comes to labor pain relief. Here you'll learn what techniques you can use, medications that are available, and how you can manage the pain and discomfort of contractions.

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11 Ways to Ease Contractions Without Drugs

Try these simple, natural pain management techniques as your labor progresses for an easier delivery.

8 Ways to Manage Labor Pain

From drugs to breathing techniques, here's what to know to make your labor as painless as possible.

The Pros and Cons of Epidurals vs. 'Natural Births'

Trying to weigh the benefits of "natural birth" against getting an epidural? Read about the pros and cons of each birthing option, as well as two real-life stories of different deliveries.

Labor Pain-Relief Primer

From epidurals to spinals, what you must know about your medication options during childbirth.

Pain Relief During Labor

Make a well-informed choice by reading up on these pain relief options available to you during labor. 

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Labor Pain Medication at a Glance

The most common medications given for pain relief.