Pain Relief Options – Acupressure
Acupressure involves applying pressure to certain points on the body. Our video gives more information about the use of acupressure during labour.
Acupressure involves applying pressure to certain points on the body. For more information about the use of acupressure during labour please watch this video.
Would you like to share your experiences of using acupressure during labour? If you have recently had your baby at the Women's and Children's or been a support person for someone who did and would like to share your story, please get in touch via email. Your details will remain anonymous.
Email address: HealthCYWHSAnaesthesiaWB@sa.gov.au
Please note: The Women's and Children's Hospital does not use pethidine or diamorphine. A similar medicine, fentanyl, is given into a small cannula under the skin. The amount of pain relief achieved and the side effects are very similar to those described for pethidine and diamorphine.