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The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Pain Relief in Labour

This section explores the options available to you for pain relief during your labour.

Our Joint Goals

Every pregnancy creates stories for life. What will your stories about the labour be?

Your Story

Would you like to share your experiences of pain relief during labour?

If you have recently had your baby at the Women's and Children's Hospital, or have been a support person for someone who did and would like to share your story, please get in touch via email at You details will remain anonymous.

Benefits of Knowledge

How much each person wants to know about pain relief options in labour varies hugely. Studies on this topic generally show that people were more satisfied with their birthing experience when they felt in control of the process.


Should you have any feedback regarding the webpages about pain relief in labour, please email:

For any specific questions or discussions regarding individual care please contact your healthcare providers.

Further Information