Feeding babies hurts, but there are several ways to
relieve the pain during childbirth, ranging from massage
To give birth to children hurts, but if
during pregnancy you are informed about pain and
childbirth and about the body's physiological
preparation for childbirth, the experience of the pain
can be greatly alleviated. A tense and frightened mother
experiences the pain stronger than one who is calm and
When it comes to relaxation, there are several pain
relief methods. Many can be used both at home and at the
The body's normal defense against pain is tense and
involuntarily holding its breath. This defense means
that you experience the pain more intensely and that the
cervix opens more slowly. One must counteract the body's
defense and actively think about relaxing with the help
of breathing properly. Breathing is important throughout
the delivery process!
Breathing properly relaxes the body and the cervix
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be exercised during pregnancy. Breathing becomes easier
to control if you start at home early, before
contractions become too intense. One should take long,
deep breaths, through the nose and out through the
mouth. As the contraction increases in strength, you
breathe a little faster. When the contraction is over,
be careful to take a deep breath and feel so that the
shoulders do not stop tight.
Bath / shower or heating
During the maturation phase, one feels a pain in the
back and possibly on the stomach. It feels much like
menstrual pain, often along with short, less painful
contractions. Here it is often nice, soothing and
relaxing with a hot bath and a hot shower that flushes
over your stomach or back. A heating pad can feel
comfortable when not in the shower.
It can relieve with massage over the back end during
a contraction, usually then with a certain pressure with
the entire palm.
Being in motion and in an upright position also works
relieving, because you get a smoother breathing pattern
and the body's own morphine-like substance endorphin is
released. Other benefits are better oxygenation to the
uterus, contractions become more effective and work
against a lower resistance and the body has easier to
TNS (Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation)
In several places, maternal health care can rent out
or lend a so-called TNS device. It consists of four
plates that are glued to the skin, usually at the back
end, to which electrodes are attached. The electrodes
provide small electrical impulses that activate the
endorphin release. TNS stimulation should be started at
home before contractions have become too intense.
TNS provides a good analgesic effect during the
maturation phase and at the beginning of the opening
phase. The woman herself can regulate the strength of
the impulses during and after the contractions. TNS does
not affect the contractions or the child negatively, and
can also provide effective pain relief against pain
after the baby is born.
Available at maternity wards around the country and
can be utilized during the entire maternity cycle. You
place thin needles at different points on the body,
depending on where you are in the delivery process and
where the pain is. It combines pain-relieving needles
with relaxing needles, and in some cases, acupuncture
can also be used to produce other effects (for example,
if a placenta does not come off by itself, or when it is
difficult to urinate after delivery).
For best effect, one should start early in the
opening phase. Acupuncture does not adversely affect
contractions or children.
Nitrogen gas (N20)
Nitrogen gas was used in childbirth care as early as
the end of the 19th century. Nitrous oxide is an
insoluble gas, which means that it does not accumulate
in the body's tissues, but disappears quickly from the
body if the supply ceases.
The gas is inhaled and passed through the lungs and
blood circulation to the central nervous system and the
brain, where it reduces the pulses of pain. It has a
relaxing effect and stimulates the release of
endorphins. Hearing impressions can be reinforced,
visual and sensory impressions can be temporarily
changed. The nitrous oxide gives an intoxicating feeling
and sometimes memory gaps can occur.
The nitrous oxide breathes in and out with an open
mouth with calm, deep breaths. You start when the
contraction is on hold and then hold on to the entire
pain. After the contraction, you breathe a few deep
breaths without nitrous oxide. This is so as not to
leave the intoxicating feeling between the contractions,
as one can experience it as unpleasant and even feel
nauseous by it.
Many women receive effective pain relief from the
early opening phase and the entire delivery process
through nitrous oxide, without affecting children,
circulation, breathing or other organ systems. The woman
takes care of the supply herself, but may need careful
guidance until she has received the right technique.
Morphine and morphine-like agents
Morphine is a narcotic drug that raises the pain
threshold and works relaxing. It can be effective during
the latency phase and early opening phase. A changed
perception of time and memory gaps may occur.
Morphine has a relaxing, sleep-inducing and
breath-taking effect and should therefore not be given
to women with asthma or near imminent childbirth, as the
child is affected by the same symptoms.
If the child is presumed to be born before the
morphine has gone out of the body, the breastfeeding and
mother / child attachment, among other things, can be
disturbed, because the child is abnormally tired and
powerless. (However, antidotes are to be given to
children born with morphine in the body, and if the
birth is considered imminent, the woman can receive
antidote to the morphine before birth)
PCB (ParaCervical Blocked)
A local anesthetic that is injected around the cervix
into the area adjacent to the uterus. Works pain relief
without loss of sensation during the active opening
phase with regular contractions. The analgesic effect is
almost equivalent to that of epidural anesthesia.
However, PCBs need to be linked to continuous fetal
monitoring. Isolated cases of nerve damage with pain
have been reported. The anesthetic also has a short
duration and repeated doses may be needed.
The baby may have a heart attack, possibly because
the blood vessels in the uterus contract with the
anesthetic. This can lead to a lack of oxygen in the
The contractions may subside but usually briefly.
It is not painful in the sheath, pelvic floor or
rectum, and therefore supplementary analgesic
preparations may be needed in the expulsion phase /
Christmas phase, such as a pad shower block (see below).
Epidural Blocked (EDA)
Also called back anesthesia. In this type of
anesthesia, a very thin plastic tube is inserted between
the vertebrae in the back, into the so-called epidural
space where it is fixed with a staple and then local
anesthetic, usually mixed with a morphine-like
preparation, is injected continuously or as repeated
In most cases, the EDA has a satisfactory analgesic
effect from a stable opening phase and the entire
delivery throughout, and is considered harmless to the
child. Often, a relaxing effect on the cervix is seen
when the analgesic effect strikes, and the cervix opens
more easily and faster.
It is the anesthetist who puts the plastic catheter
in place. In extreme cases (for example, in pronounced
childbirth fears), the catheter can be put in place but
delayed by providing anesthetic in it until the woman
feels that she is in need of it.
There is a risk of a blood pressure drop in the
mother at the plant, and therefore a preventive drop is
inserted into a blood vessel in her hand.
Since epidural blockage appears to relax in the
uterus, contractions often decrease and a more prolonged
course can be obtained. Often it is necessary to
stimulate the uterus with a hormone drop to get
effective contractions again.
PDB (Pillow shower block or pelvic floor anesthesia)
At PDB, local anesthetics are injected via the vagina
precisely where the nerves of the clitoris, pubic lips,
middle and rectum meet. This anesthetic method is
suitable for the expulsion phase / Christmas stage and
for any breakage to be sewn together.
The anesthetic is placed as late as possible in the
delivery stage so as not to affect the cyst reflex.
Continuous fetal monitoring is applied.
PDB has fast action and good analgesic effect, and
can supplement other pain-relieving methods during the
It often gives a muted crux reflex and you risk
getting a forced cruising because you cruise on command
under the guidance of the midwife. This creates the risk
of more and more extensive vagina and midsection. There
is a certain increased risk that the delivery needs to
be terminated with a suction bell or tongs, due to a
lengthy Christmas phase that the child can take damage.