How to give birth naturally without pain. Many pregnant women do not want to use epidural injections as pain relief during childbirth.
As another alternative, Dr. Tan Yew Ghee, a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Raffles Women’s Center, provides 10 natural ways to give birth without pain.
Breathing and relaxation techniques to give birth naturally without pain
Using the correct breathing technique can reduce pain during childbirth because it relaxes and the uterus can work efficiently without much extra effort on your part.
Several studies have found that hydrotherapy techniques when done properly can reduce pain during childbirth, are safe, speed up the delivery process, and reduce the risk of tearing of the perineum (the area between the vagina and anus).
TENS (Transcutaneous Electronic Nerve Stimulation)
The TENS device delivers electrical waves that provide a sense of resistance, blocks pain signals traveling to the brain, and triggers the production of endorphin hormones so you can give birth painlessly.
Acupuncture to give birth naturally without pain
Acupuncture therapy has been done a few months before delivery can make the delivery process smoother and more comfortable.
Acupressure, massage, and counter pressure
When this type of therapy can reduce pain during childbirth.
Warm and/or cold compresses on the lower back can reduce pain during childbirth.
Aromatherapy fragrances, such as the smell of essential oils, can affect your mind to become calmer and more relaxed.
Listening to music certainly reduces tension and makes you more relaxed, so it can reduce pain during childbirth.
Movement, baby position, and change of position
The baby’s position in the uterus will determine the pain during childbirth and the length of the delivery process.
You need to be flexible in changing your position or posture to adapt your baby’s movements and find the most comfortable position.
You can walk, rock slowly, perform movements such as slow dancing, squats, or a position like the one in the picture above while moving your hips.
The right companion to give birth naturally without pain
When receiving support from midwives and partners during childbirth, the feeling of comfort psychologically reduces pain during childbirth.