Ways to deal with labour pain
Labour can be painful and no method of pain relief is 100% effective.
Talk to your midwife during your pregnancy about labour pain relief options. They can tell you if your maternity hospital or home birth team can accommodate your choice.
During labour you may need less or more pain relief than you had planned. Your midwife or obstetrician might suggest options to help with the birth.
You can prepare for labour by:
- learning about labour
- going to antenatal classes
- practicing relaxation and breathing techniques