Natural pain relief during birth
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138: Tips For Natural Pain Relief During Birth and Labour

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Natural pain relief during birth is what we’re discussing this week on First Time Mum’s Chat. I’m talking about comfort and natural pain relief during birth with birth and postpartum doula, Janet Purcell. We’re not going to be talking about the drug etc. side since these are readily available via hospitals but rather natural pain relief and comfort measures that a hospital won’t necessarily offer.

Janet shares some excellent natural pain relief tips from her wealth of experience and if you are pregnant or in the family planning stages, then I highly recommend listening. You’ll hear Janet share:-

  • How devices such as TENS machines, birthing combs and acupressure balls help trigger non-painful stimuli to help distract your brain away from focusing on your uterus.
  • How to use the force of gravity for natural pain relief to make the whole birthing process easier and more comfortable.
  • Suggestions on what your birth environment should look like and why it’s so crucial to get this right.
  • The importance of choosing the right birth partner to ensure you get that all important 100% unconditional support when you’re giving birth.

And so much more…

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About Janet Purcell

Janet Purcell

Janet Purcell is a Birth & Postpartum Doula, Registered Nurse and Creator of The Original Birth Comb. Janet supports Brisbane families in the transition to parenthood through practical, emotional and informational support.

 Attending births, offering breastfeeding support and with an extensive knowledge in perinatal mental health, Janet teaches parents skills to ease anxiety and recognise normal baby behaviour.

Janet recognises the importance of a birth partner skill set to support and comfort labour women. Empowering women to make informed choices in birth and supporting partners to feel confident and purposeful during labour. Birth Education is vital for supported experiences as often labour is more about “the knowing” than “the doing”

Janet is committed to fostering creativity, support, celebration, and confidence in how women birth which led to the creation of Birthplace.

Birthplace creates and curates’ pregnancy birth and breastfeeding products for supported and positive experiences through resources and products. Jane created The Original Birth Comb in 2019 and it has been included as a comfort measure for thousands of births since.

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