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Obstetrics

The amount of pain a woman feels during labor may differ from that felt by another woman. Pain depends on many factors, such as the size and position of the baby and the strength of contractions.

Some women take classes to learn breathing and relaxation techniques to help cope with pain during childbirth. Others may find it helpful to use these techniques along with pain medications.

For more information on the types of pain medications for labor and delivery, please click here to download a pdf file, "Planning Your Childbirth: Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery".

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