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Labor Pain FAQs - Labor Hurts For Several Reasons

Labor Pain FAQs - Labor Hurts For Several Reasons

Having a baby is thrilling but the experience usually hurts a lot. Labor hurts for several reasons. For one the hours of effort on your overworked uterus, which must contract forcefully to get your baby out, is reason big enough. But despite it all, how you cope counts. Below are some questions and answers on this topic which may be of interest to you.

Is there a way to predict how long my labor will last?

What is a trial labor and why is it done?

Is it true that you lose control in labor?

Why is labor painful?

Can water, shower and bath help with managing the pain?

What is fetoplacental clock and how does it trigger labor?

I am afraid of having an epidural but I feel I should have one. Any advice?

I heard it is common to poop during labor. What if I poop on the delivery table?

I have heard that birth ball and even moving around helps with the pain. Is this true?

There are so many fears to deal with since this is my first time. I don't know how to go about it. Please help.

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