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Non-Pharmacologic Pain Control in Labor

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Non-Pharmacologic Pain Control in Labor, Labor Alternatives to Analagesics, Natural Childbirth Assistance

  • Management
  • Beneficial Measures
  1. Continuous Labor Support (Doula)
    1. Decreases obstetric interventions
  2. Warm water baths
    1. Mixed results on efficacy in studies
    2. Safe option for limited period (<1-2 hours)
    3. Wait until active labor (cervical dilation >5 cm)
    4. Keep water Temperature less than Body Temperature
  • Management
  • Unclear efficacy (small or inconclusive studies)
  1. Intradermal sterile-water injections in sacral area
    1. Causes local burning (counterirritation)
  2. Position changes, massage or touch