You’re having a baby! You’re likely excited and no doubt nervous about several things – including the hard work and pain of labor. Fortunately, there are a number of options available to ease the pain. Some women use only breathing and relaxation techniques, while others find it helpful to use these techniques along with pain medications. Be prepared to be flexible because you may want to change methods or use a combination during the course of your labor and delivery.
Talk with your doctor and anesthesia provider about any questions you may have leading up to your big day!