Discomfort Relief in Labor Medication versus. No Medication


Managing Labor Pain

Video taken from the channel: American Society of Anesthesiologists®


Pain Management Series: Acupuncture or Acupressure for Pain Relief during Labor

Video taken from the channel: Evidence Based Birth


No Joke: Laughing Gas Relieving Labor Pains

Video taken from the channel: Lee Health


Labour and Pain Relief Information about Labour and the options on Pain Relief

Video taken from the channel: TheCHESTERFIELDROYAL


Labor Pain Management Options

Video taken from the channel: Nurse Zabe


Epidural as an option for pain relief in labour or caesarean (VBAC)

Video taken from the channel: University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The obvious pro to medications for labor is the pain relief. While you may still feel dull sensations during contractions, most of the process is virtually pain-free. The downside is that pain. As your due date nears, you’ll likely have many of the details of your baby’s birth hammered out. But a big decision might still be keeping you up at night: Should you use pain medications during labor or go unmedicated?

There are pros and cons to each method that you should discuss with your healthcare [ ]. Pain Relief in Labor: Medication vs. No Medication.

Medically reviewed by Meredith Wallis, MS, CNM, ANP. New moms-to-be often have a difficult time deciding between a no medication. Labor without Medication: Coping Skills Women in labor can use a variety of techniques to cope with pain without medication.

Some of the techniques include hypnobirthing, mental relaxation, using music to create a soothing environment and having labor support. Appointments 216.444.6601. In some hospitals, you may be offered nitrous oxide – laughing gas – which you inhale during contractions.

Learn more about systemic labor medications. Epidural. An epidural delivers continuous pain relief to the lower part of your body while allowing you to remain fully conscious. What types of medications for pain relief are used during labor and delivery?

In general, there are two types of drugs for pain relief: 1) analgesics and 2) anesthetics. Analgesics lessen pain without loss of feeling or muscle movement. Anesthetics relieve pain by blocking most feeling, including pain. It encourages a medication -free labor unless medicine is absolutely necessary. Classes that teach this method focus on nutrition, exercise, relaxation, and breathing techniques.

But they generally. When vaginal childbirth involves the use of medications to lessen or completely eliminate the pain during labor, it is said to be a medicated birth. A medicated birth is an option where various pain relief medications are used as per a woman’s specific conditions.

Opiates offer pain relief and do not interfere with a woman’s ability to push during labor. Unlike an epidural, an opiate does not numb the pain; it instead helps to take some“edge” off of the pain. Opiates can help reduce anxiety and improve the mother’s ability to cope with painful contractions.

For women in the United States, this is the most commonly used form of pain relief during labor. It combines analgesic and anesthetic pain relievers, which are delivered through a.

List of related literature:

If Ifind labor too painful, I’d like • Avoid suggesting pain medications. to use as little medication as possible, • Avoid trying to talk you out of medications if you request them.

“Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide” by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, April Bolding
from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, et. al.
Meadowbrook, 2016

Pain Relief – we would like to avoid the use of medication unless the labour is very long or difficult.

“The Positive Birth Book: A new approach to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks” by Milli Hill
from The Positive Birth Book: A new approach to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks
by Milli Hill
Pinter & Martin Ltd, 2017

Pethidine versus tramadol for pain relief during labor.

“Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia E-Book” by David H. Chestnut, Cynthia A Wong, Lawrence C Tsen, Warwick D Ngan Kee, Yaakov Beilin, Jill Mhyre, Brian T. Bateman, Naveen Nathan
from Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia E-Book
by David H. Chestnut, Cynthia A Wong, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

When it comes to pain relief during labour, there’s a wide variety of medications to choose from, including anaesthetics (substances that produce loss of sensation or put you to sleep), analgesics (pain relievers), and ataraxics (tranquillizers).

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

And if labor is exhausting or complicated, the benefits of pain medications will outweigh the potential risks.

“The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth” by Penny Simkin
from The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth
by Penny Simkin
Harvard Common Press, 2001

Both drugs provide excellent pain relief for labor pain.

“Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing & Childrearing Family” by Adele Pillitteri
from Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing & Childrearing Family
by Adele Pillitteri
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010

Avoiding pharmacological pain relief Increasingly, women want to find ways to manage the pain of labour naturally, thereby reducing the likelihood of requiring pharmacological pain relief, but are unsure about their ability to go through a labour without some help, especially women having their first baby.

“Midwifery: Preparation for Practice” by Sally Pairman, Sally K. Tracy, Carol Thorogood, Jan Pincombe
from Midwifery: Preparation for Practice
by Sally Pairman, Sally K. Tracy, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Epidural versus non-epidural analgesia for pain relief in labour.

“Evidence-Based Practice of Anesthesiology E-Book” by Lee A Fleisher
from Evidence-Based Practice of Anesthesiology E-Book
by Lee A Fleisher
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

Acupuncture versus subcutaneous injections of sterile water as treatment for labour pain.

“Labor and Delivery Nursing: Guide to Evidence-Based Practice” by Michelle Murray, PhD, RNC, Gayle Huelsmann, BSN, RNC
from Labor and Delivery Nursing: Guide to Evidence-Based Practice
by Michelle Murray, PhD, RNC, Gayle Huelsmann, BSN, RNC
Springer Publishing Company, 2008

Sometimes the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to using pain relief during labour since not all natural births are easy or uncomplicated.

“Confident Birth” by Susanna Heli
from Confident Birth
by Susanna Heli
Pinter & Martin Limited, 2013

Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +1 (877) 492-3666

Biography: https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/kutluk_oktay/
Bibliography: oktay_bibliography

View all posts


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Haven’t watched yet but I’m excited to! I left a comment last week on your video about having a spinal cord stimulator and wondering if I’m even able to have an epidural. I met with the anesthesiologist yesterday and sure enough, I’m not able to. I had a feeling and was preparing for an unmedicated birth anyway but its nice to have a back up just in case.

  • I read somewhere that people with gastric bypass surgery can’t use nitrous oxide. Is this true? I’m pregnant with my first baby and I’m also a recent gastric bypass post op patient.

  • With this pregnancy I am having complications such as being diagnosed with Cholestatis… Which scared the shit out of me. I don’t know much about it even after research. I would love if you can do a video on it.. but understand if you can’t. I’m 29 + 4 days and am really stressing out… Just found your videos ��!!! Love them. New subscriber

  • What do you mean a lot of these methods are stepping stones to get you in place for an epidural?studies show women who get laughing has for example end up with an epidural? I was hoping to do laughing gas to help with the pains instead of an epidural…

  • I had a super long labor and IV narcotics were amazing. It helped my body relax and open up. It’s great if your labor is taking forever… it wore off around transition… and I was in transition for an hour and pushed for 3 hours, so baby had plenty of time for it to leave his system!

  • Laughing gas: I can only speak for my own experience, but for me it took all the pain away. Ya there was intensity and pressure (as if someone was sitting on your tummy with a giant couch cushion between you), but no pain, sharpness or discomfort.

    In life I have become aware I have a high pain tolerance, and I never use tylenol or advil in every day life maybe those things have something to do with it? I genuinely don’t know. But for me, laughing gas was more than enough for pain management (and my labour was long).

  • I’m due in about 5 weeks and I’m a bit scared. I’m very excited about finally getting to hold my little man in my arms but I just want him to be perfect, I can’t really say the pain scares me much. I’m more concerned that baby will be fine. I don’t have and conditions of any sort either, I guess its just paranoia

  • I’m not pregnant right now, but I wish you would’ve been the nurse for my first baby. I also wish you could be my nurse whenever i have other babies

  • Stay away from Stadol, unless you want to be absolutely high lmao. It was very awkward waking up to my in laws at the foot of the bed while I was fruit loops loopy.

  • I love how passionate you are about what you do and how much you care!! I hope to have someone just like you for my future children. I wish you could be my future labor nurse!!

  • Omg…I wish nitrous had worked for me! All I got was extremely high AND in enormous pain lol but I hope it works for other ladies:)

  • When I delivered my first I had an episiotomy and the doctor injected something down there so I wouldn’t feel it. Not sure what it was but I really appreciate the doctor doing that. I didnt feel the cutting or the stitching ��.

  • When I had my daughter they gave me an iv narcotic, I have no idea what it was. I ended up delivering very shortly after which was a surprise to everyone and my daughter had some oxygen issues when she was born. It helped so much with my anxiety but I’ve always thought that’s what caused that. I’m due in 2 weeks and I’m going to tell them I don’t want it but I’m scared of experiencing that anxiety full on

  • Water!! �� I delivered in a hospital, but had a midwife and had access to a birth pool, which I both labored in (mostly during transition) and birthed in. It was a.m.a.z.i.n.g!! It’s not called “liquid epidural” for nothing ��

    Also hip squeezes were a lifesaver for back pain during my labor. Pretty much cut the contraction pain in half! Highly recommend if spouses, nurses, labor support team knows how to properly do them ����

  • I wish I would have had a saddle block with my daughter. I had a 3rd degree tear from my cervix to opening and also an abrasion on my inner and outer labia. The stitches were the worst part of my whole labor and delivery

  • I appreciate all your videos and I’m so glad I found you. Watching your videos makes me feel more confident getting closer to my due date next month. Keep up the good work.

  • I have a major fear of a needle in my spine so my birth plan if I needed a procedure that would normally use a spinal was to have a nerve block instead.

  • I have a question. I am 29+5 days pregnant. I am a back sleeper. Not by choice though. I have a very back back and bad hips that cause major pain if I sleep on anything but my back. Am I hurting my baby by sleeping on my back?

  • Omg you’re so sweet! I am definitely subscribing! Ok can you please try to cram my 2 questions into an vidi to answer me and for other people,. Ok first question: why don’t you nurses let woman eat during labor, you let us drink water but not eat, why? I know you’re not trying to be mean. But like what if your me in labor for days? Second question: can you do a thing talking bout the ring of fire? That ring of fire actually scares me and I’m terrified bout that. Can you please try to make a video about those too?

  • One thing I’d like to mention for the laughing gas is that it doesn’t work on everyone. I tired it with my second baby and it was like breathing in air.