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Managing Pain in Labour

Antenatal preparation for labour will help you gain confidence in your own ability to give birth. Attending childbirth classes, reading books about the labour process, learning relaxation techniques and having a support person or persons to offer guidance and encouragement are extremely beneficial during your labour. Studies show that women who labour in the presence of constant support can achieve a greater degree of control and satisfaction, which can strengthen self-esteem and improve the woman’s experience of labour.

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