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    I have been a Midwife/Nurse for some time now. I lately find that I don't like chemicals. Long Story but it had to do with one of my Patients developing an allergy to a kind of pain killers.

    Can anybody give me some help with reducing pain without any chemical substances.

    Thank you for your help. I would like Sites of companies. It's not that I don't trust anybody it's just that I like to do the research myself.
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    Moving to certified nurse midwives forum.

    Hopefully someone can help you.

    Can you be a little more specific as to your role? Are you in the US? Are you a certified nurse midwife or home birth midwife?
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    Hi and thanks for helping me out. (and moving me.)

    No I'm not in the US. I used to be. I'm actually in Israel. Believe it or not :P

    Basically I'm looking for natural ways to reduce pain like this product that I researched yesterday.

    Laboraide

    It's this mouthpiece that actually helps a woman relax during contractions.

    But I was look for more natural foods or pressure points, or even acupuncture

    Anything, but drugs.
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    Got it - hopefully someone will come along and help you. This is not my area of expertise but have you consulted with a pain clinic practice? They might be able to offer some solutions.
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    Labour Pain Relief - Laboraide for some reason the link doesn't work. so here it is again
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    Hi!
    I used to practice as a certified professional midwife (CPM) and licensed midwife (LM), and I did homebirths and birth center births. Our license did not allow us to prescribe or administer any narcs or controlled substances, so we used a lot of non-pharm methods of pain control.
    -Hydrotherapy- a nice deep tub to labor in, a shower with a handheld showerhead, even hot washcloths provide some relief.
    -TENS machines- provides a mild electric stimulation that helps block pain. Expensive, though.
    -subQ sterile water injections- not conclusively proven to work, but safe and at the very least, has a placebo effect. google it, you can find some good info.
    -counterpressure on the lower back; especially helpful for pesky OP babies.
    -aromatherapy, music therapy, low lighting, a doula or other support person.
    -Obviously, massage, positioning, allowing women to eat and drink in labor and ambulate/change position as desired- all very important. Specifically, allowing free choice of delivery position has a HUGE impact on pain perception. HUGE.


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