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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.

Sensations Experienced During Labour

About the signals and sensations sent to the brain during labour, and how this affects your experience of pain during labour.

Sensations Sent to the Brain During Labour

This video explains the sensations experienced during the various stages of labour and how the body interprets them. This may help to understand the different pain relief options available.

How to Influence the Sensations Sent to the Brain

The human body is complex. How the brain interprets signals and sensations during labour, can be influenced by various things. This video discusses some of these influences and how this knowledge can help during labour.