What can make labor pain worse?
Some measures may actually increase the pain of labor, including: lying on your back makes the uterus contract forward and puts all the weight on your back; stress and fear increase muscular tension; oxytocin can speed up labor and intensify contraction strength, and; being dehydrated.
Author: Nikki Wallis
First answered: 27 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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