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Alternative non-pharmacological methods of pain relief

Bhavani Shankar Kodali MD, Associate Professor,

Karl Frindrich MD, Clinical Fellow

There are instances where a mother may wish not to use medications or regional anesthesia for childbirth or these options may not be available in some parts of the world. In these situations there are methods available that have been found by many laboring mothers to assist in dealing with the pain of labor. Included is a short description of each method and a link for more detailed information on the subject. In an effort to provide views based on good research we have summarized information on the following methods of nonpharmacologic pain relief. 

Aromatherapy

Hypnotherapy

Lamaze

Bathing

Acupuncture

Transcutaneous  Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

Touch and Massage

Maternal Movement and Positional Changes During Labor


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