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Labor pain can be intense, but you have options to help you cope — without medication, an epidural or spinal anesthesia. If it's safe for you and your baby, you may even choose not to take pain medication at all.
At the Family Birth Center, we offer several natural and low intervention pain management options.
Our new natural birthing suites are equipped with built-in warm water immersion therapy (hydrotherapy) tubs. For women who are in active labor, hydrotherapy can offer pain relief and other benefits prior to delivery. The water is kept at a controlled temperature to avoid dehydration.
Particularly recommended for prolonged, obstructed labors with low risk, the advantages of warm water immersion may include:
Whether you need to rock, squat, bounce or walk, we offer a selection of labor and birth aids to help you move through pain and discomfort. Our midwives can coach you through movement and positioning exercises and apply physical touch to help you cope with contractions and other types of labor pain. Our midwives offer hands-on support for:
We encourage you to choose freely from our services and amenities for comfort and support during labor.
Our midwives can support you through pain management exercises based on focus and distraction techniques, including:
Choose from a range of options to experience natural birth your way in a safe hospital setting. At the Family Birth Center, your care team will listen to your preferences, concerns and questions, and respect your childbirth choices with compassion and expertise.Natural Childbirth
With expertise in evidence-based practices, personalized prenatal care, and hands-on labor support, our certified nurse midwives play a unique role in optimizing birth experiences.