Pain Relief Professionals
Midwives, obstetricians, anaesthetists, physiotherapists and other staff may help with your pain management during labour.
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A midwife is one of the main health professionals for maternity care.
A midwife is trained to work in partnership with women to provide safe woman-centred and family-focused care.
Obstetricians are doctors who have done additional specialist medical training in obstetrics and gynaecology. This training includes the expert management of problems or complications, which can occur during pregnancy, childbirth or after the birth.
Anaesthetists are doctors who have done additional specialist medical training in anaesthesia and pain medicine.
A physiotherapist is a health professional trained in skills to help people manage physical challenges throughout their lives. At the Women's and Children's Hospital, physiotherapists have additional training in working with women through pregnancy and after childbirth.