Pain Management Series
This is a 16-week series covering everything from epidurals to acupuncture.
Pain seems to be the top factor that people worry about when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth. What most people don’t know is, there are different ways to view and address the topic of pain in labor.
In this video, we look at the evidence for listening to music during labor. Does it help with pain relief? What is the best music for relaxation?read more
We discuss the evidence on using massage for pain relief during labor and for pain in general. What benefits does massage provide? What types of massage might be helpful during labor?read more
Learn the evidence on using hypnosis for pain relief during labor! Is hypnosis an effective method of pain relief? What’s the difference between HypnoBirthing® and Hypnobabies®?read more
In today’s video, we’ll learn what sterile water injections are and how they might help to provide pain relief during labor. We’ll discuss the evidence on their effectiveness and the latest clinical recommendations from a 2017 systematic review.read more
This video covers the evidence on childbirth education for pain relief during labor. How many people take childbirth classes and what material do they cover? We discuss the challenges of studying childbirth education interventions and go over the findings from an interesting study on this topic out of Australia.read more
What is TENS and how is it used for pain relief during labor? In today’s video, we’ll share all about the evidence for using TENS during labor and how researchers think it might work. We’ll also discuss its history, if it’s linked to any adverse effects, and how you can acquire a TENS unit and learn to use it.read more
Learn about aromatherapy during labor and how researchers think it might work to relieve pain. We’ll share the evidence from recent studies and whether they found aromatherapy to be effective at relieving pain and anxiety. We also discuss potential harms of aromatherapy and its effects on nursing staff.read more
Check out today’s video all about acupuncture and acupressure for pain relief during labor! Find out what acupuncture and acupressure are and learn about their long history. Have studies found them to provide effective pain relief during labor?read more
Today’s video is all about using a doula for pain relief! Are you familiar with birth doulas? Find out how they provide pain relief during labor and childbirth. Learn about the evidence for using a doula for pain relief. We’ll also share some ways that you can locate a doula.read more
In this video, we discuss hydrotherapy in a tub, birth pool, or shower as a pain relief option during labor and/or birth. Does water immersion during labor provide effective pain relief? Is it commonly used? We go over the research evidence as well as recommendations from several professional organizations.read more