Comfort & Pain
There are multiple ways to get more comfortable during labor. You can shower, lean on furniture, use the birthing ball, walk in the halls or utilize breathing and relaxation techniques. There are usually no restrictions for walking or moving around during labor, but your nurse will let you know if you need to stay in bed.
Medications are ordered by your physician to help relieve some of the pain experienced by contractions. We have a dedicated obstetric anesthesia provider available in house at all times, for any patient that wants an epidural or for any obstetrical emergency.
Epidurals are available upon request. An anesthesiologist will place the catheter and put medication into it. Please talk with your obstetrician before you go into labor so that you have a good understanding of the epidural procedure.