Here’s an interesting article I came across with about natural birthing techniques.
More than 1,000 mothers-to-be took part in the Swedish trial, thought to be the first significant analysis of the efficacy of such methods in labour.
They attended one of two classes: the first taught natural coping methods, the other emphasised pain relief.
But the BJOG study found no difference in the use of epidurals between the women when they went into labour.
Just over half the women in each group ultimately opted for the spinal analgesia which reduces or eliminates the pain of contractions.
I guess it all just depends on the woman’s threshold for pain. Continue reading Relaxation and breathing techniques do not reduce the need for an epidural during childbirth