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You may want to use pain relief during labour so it makes sense to understand all the pain releif options available, including the side effects of each and when to consider one pain relief option over another.
 
 

An overview of the physiology of pain

Factors influencing labour pain perceptions and choices for pain relief

Emotional reactions to labour pain

Medical forms of pain relief

What to expect from your caregiver when choosing pain relief

Information sources


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