Tip: Apregnancy course can help you feel better prepared and more relaxed ahead of the birth.
The course covers relaxation exercises and teaches you to focus on your breathing. Patterned breathing during labor can help put you in a daze or “bubble.” Your body produces endorphins: chemicals that have a painkilling effect. This helps make the pain more manageable.
Sometimes breathing through the contractions and focusing on your breathing isn’t enough to help you through labor. There are a number of pain relief options during the birth, with and without medication.