Sterile Water Injections for Relief of Back Pain in Labor

  1. Hello everyone,

    I would like to look into using sterile water for relief of back pain in labor. Are any of you doing this where you work? I have information on it, and would like to see a policy on it. Do any of you have a policy to share?

    Thanks!

    Layna
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   teeituptom
    Never heard of it
  4. by   nursee
    I have never heard of it either. Is it like an epidural?
  5. by   Diana in Sweden
    http://www.birthsource.com/proarticl...article69.html

    we use them here .. some moms sing their praises some think they are the pits..
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Sterile water papules. yes used by many nurse midwives and RN's. They HURT greatly going in (sting) but provide about 2-3 hours of geniune relief from back labor. See the resource above. It's a good description of what they do. Hope this helps.
  7. by   layna
    Thanks so much to all of you for the input. Diana - thanks for the web reference. I will ask our doctors if this is something we want to offer our women.

    Layna
  8. by   Diana in Sweden
    Originally posted by layna
    Thanks so much to all of you for the input. Diana - thanks for the web reference. I will ask our doctors if this is something we want to offer our women.

    Layna
    anytime so glad to be of help
  9. by   canoehead
    We use it and it provides wonderful relief. Some mums complain about having to get 4 sticks in their back- generally the ones who are afraid of needles in the first place. It does take practice to administer effectively though.
  10. by   nursee
    I mentioned this to a friend the other day and she told me her midwife had recommended it when she was pregnant. She told me it burned like crazy during the shots, but she felt great afterward.

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