Category: Birthing aids discussed

How Does An Epidural Work?

Labour is a unique experience for every woman, so it’s a good idea to be armed with info on all the options; especially when it comes to pain relief. Epidurals are one of the most commonly utilised forms of anaesthesia—here’s how they work. […]

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Will an Epidural Make Labour Longer?

There are a few options for pain relief and management during labour, but not all are created equal; some less invasive, others more potent. Epidurals in particular are invasive, but effective—although there is the common concern it can lengthen labour. The good news is that a new study might prove otherwise.   […]

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What is Hypnobirthing?

For anyone who’s gone into labour thinking they knew what they were in for, the general consensus is that birth has an uncanny way of reminding you that control is a very abstract concept. But there are some ways to help you get through delivery more positively—perhaps even with less pain. Enter hypnobirthing. […]

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What is a TENS Machine?

If you’ve decided on a drug-free labour but still wouldn’t mind a little pain relief, a TENS Machine is a good option. What is a TENS Machine? TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS machine). The device looks like a TV remote control cum cellular phone, to which (usually four) electrode pads are attached. These […]

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