What are some common comfort measures I should consider for use in labour?
Comfort measures may ease labor pain directly or indirectly by soothing and relaxing you. Here are some examples: Create a calm environment: Dim lights, peaceful surroundings, soft music, privacy, and warmth. Increase physical comfort: Walking, slow dancing with a partner, pelvic rocking, positioning pillows for comfort, sitting and swaying on birth ball (a large physiotherapy ball), lifting up the abdomen and/or rocking in a rocking chair. Walking with a Partner Walking with a Doula Slow Dancing Rocking on a Birth Ball Kneeling and Resting on a Birth Ball [...]