For many women, the breathing, relaxation, and comfort positions you have practiced during your pregnancy will be all you need during labour. However, some women find that these alone are not enough, and they need other kinds of pain relief.
Having a trusted support person with them throughout labour has been shown to help women manage labour pain better.
Different types of pain relief are available depending on where you deliver your baby. Talk to your health care provider during your prenatal visits to find out what is available.
The following table presents the different types of pain relief that can be used to relieve the pain during labour.