Obstetric Anesthesia

Understanding Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery

There are many factors that cause variations in womens pain tolerance during labor.  To assist in alleviating these pains, some women take classes in relaxation and breathing methods to calm their nerves and pain. Others, however, prefer a combination of these techniques and pain medication.

Some women need little or no pain relief, and others find that pain relief gives them better control over their labor and delivery. Talk with your doctor about your various pain control options.