Visit 7: Pain Management
Learning some techniques to comfort yourself in labor will help you ease your baby's transition into this world. Comfort measures do not interfere with your labor and can actually enhance it. They promote a sense that you are in control and can cope with your labor. They encourage your body's production of endorphins, which are natural pain killers produced during periods of great physical demand and stress. These measures also may help you postpone the use of pain medication, which can interfere with the progress of labor.