"Culturally, we're obsessed with women suffering as much as possible during childbirth," writes Kasey Edwards.
Women may soon be able to use a nasal spray for pain relief during childbirth following successful trials by an Australian midwifery researcher.
Thinking about pain relief options in labour? It's worth considering TENS, says a mum of three.
Many women in labour don't use gas effectively and suffer more side effects than benefits. Here's how to get the most out of this pain relief option.
While managing labour pains on your own can be daunting, there are a number of natural pain relief options to help you cope until you are admitted to hospital.
When to start epidural pain relief during labour and delivery should be up to the mother, researchers say.
Research has shown that listening to music during birth can help reduce pain and decrease anxiety. Mums share their advice on the music that helped them in labour.
During my child's birth I had cursed like a sailor. It wasn't just the odd F-Bomb - it was more like an F-Annihilation.
The use of pethidine to relieve pain during birth may be on its way out as a small but growing number of doctors recommend a more powerful opiate that appears safer for babies.
It’s a question that runs through the mind of every first time mum-to-be – how will I know when I’m in labour? And if you actually ask the question, you’ll usually get the same reply: “Oh, trust me, you’ll know”.
Word is that Kate Middleton is considering HypnoBirthing when she delivers the new heir to the throne.