Pain Relief Options – Warm Bath
A technique some women use to manage their labour is sitting in a warm bath.
A technique some women use to manage their labour is sitting in a warm bath. This video talks about the research into having a warm bath during labour, answers common questions people have about the safety of a warm bath as well as when it can and can't be used. There is also information on how to arrange one during labour at the Women's and Children's Hospital.
Would you like to share your experiences of using warm baths 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.