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Information for the community – Updated November 2021
Acknowledgement
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 Options – Heat Packs

The use of heat packs during labour has been shown to reduce discomfort and increase satisfaction with labour.

The use of heat packs during labour has been shown to reduce discomfort and increase satisfaction with labour. For more information about how heat packs reduce pain as well as situations when they cannot be used, please watch this video.

Your Story

Would you like to share your experiences of using heat packs 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

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