Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Say goodbye to back labor

Most pregnant women have heard all about back labor and hope to avoid it like the plague. Unlike the feelings that come with contractions, which dissipate once the contraction is over, the pain associated with back labor is usually constant and extreme. It can also drive a laboring woman who otherwise planned to birth naturally to ask for medication—PRONTO.

So here's something to keep in mind before you go into labor: sterile water injections. The injections are given in the lower back and many women say it works wonders. Not all nurses know how to do it, however, so be sure to ask about it. Read more about sterile water injections here. Other techniques to cope with back labor include getting on all fours, doing pelvic tilts, warm compresses on your back, massage, or laboring in the tub or shower.

Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

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