pain relief

7 Myths about Epidurals

According to research done by the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, more and more women are taking advantage of modern technology and choosing to use analgesics and anesthesia for pain relief during childbirth. » Read more

Sciatic Pain During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, you may experience a range of discomforts because of the additional weight that your growing uterus puts on your back and legs. Some women complain of sciatic nerve pain in their legs during pregnancy, which can range from uncomfortable to extremely painful. What exactly is sciatic pain, and how can you alleviate it? » Read more

Heating Pads and Pregnancy

Is it safe to use a heating pad during pregnancy? Heating pads are generally safe to use during pregnancy, as long as you aren’t placing the heating pad directly on your belly.  Using a heating pad for sore muscles or an occasional back ache is fine.  The concern with pregnant women and heat is that having a high body temperature can be harmful to your developing baby.&n » Read more

33 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Okay ladies. Welcome to week thirty-three. We promised you a newsletter about pain relief and not just the “hee-hee-hoo” kind. This week’s newsletter is for all you girls that just don’t like pain or don’t want to commit to doing things naturally. » Read more