Our main aim during labour is to keep you as comfortable as possible. Some this will be down to good preparation before the big day (we can help you with some of this) and the other part is making sure that you have the right pain relief.
Our top tips for being more relaxed during labour and more able to manage the pain are:
All women experience labour differently and that is why we have a full range of pain relief and complementary therapies to help you through the process of child birth.
We will make sure we talk you through all of the possible options to help you decide the best one for you and your baby. In this section of the website you can find out more about the pain relief we offer and others you may wish to consider.
More information on pain relief in labour is available here on NHS Choices.