Drug free methods
You may have decided to opt for a drug free labour or you might be keeping your options open with medical pain relief. However you get through your delivery, mothers have plenty of options. The most commonly known method to reduce pain during labour is the use of epidural, or epidural analgesia, to be more exact.
Despite its safety record, the use of epidural could possibly lead to infection, severe headache and drop in blood pressure. In cases like these, the medical team would have to adjust the dosage such that there is no complete numbness and you can push naturally under close supervision for a natural vaginal birth. Dr. Tan Yew Ghee, a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Raffles Women’s Centre, tells us about 10 alternative methods for a drug free labour.
Dr. Tan Yew Ghee is a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Raffles Women’s Centre in Raffles Hospital, a tertiary care hospital and the flagship of the Raffles Medical Group, a leading private healthcare provider in Singapore and South East Asia.