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Labour and contractions

Before we are handed the tiny love of our life in a pastel striped blanket, we all know that there is the unknown of labour awaiting us.

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Epidurals: the pros and cons

Bupa's Dr Tim Ross talks through what an epidural is, how they work, the pros, the cons and making a birth plan.

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Labour pain

Labour is not to be feared, it is a truly special and amazing process to bring your own baby into the world. Supported by a loving team, for the majority of women it is a special day to prepare for and welcome.

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Labour pain relief options

Discover the different forms of labour pain relief options that are available to you during the birth experience.

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How to ease pain during pregnancy

The joy of childbirth can be tempered by the onset of mild to severe post-partum pelvic pain, present in 1 in 4 woman and an unwanted side effect that many new mothers will want gone as soon as possible. Medical compression garments can be used to stabilise the pelvis, improve circulation and alleviate pain.

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