Non-pharmacological Methods for Relief of Labor Pain

  • Sanjay Datta
  • Bhavani Shankar Kodali
  • Scott Segal


Although systemic medications and regional anesthetics have become popular in recent years, other techniques that do not involve medication have also been tried in different centers with varying success. There are instances where a mother may not wish to use medications or regional analgesia for childbirth, or pharmacological options may not be available in some parts of the world.


Pain Relief Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Labor Pain Regional Analgesia Regional Anesthetic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanjay Datta
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bhavani Shankar Kodali
    • 1
    • 2
  • Scott Segal
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Brigham & Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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