Labour is a very exciting experience. However, it is also painful and exhausting. Labour pain is a subjective experience involving a complex interaction of physiological, psychosocial, cultural and environmental influences.
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The pain feels much worse if you are tense. Continuous support of the husband in the labour room will reduce anxiety, fear and the pain. Self-help techniques such as relaxation and breathing may help. If you breathe steadily and evenly during contractions and relax between them, it will reduce labour pain. Here are a few methods to reduce labour pain that women can try:
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