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Comfort Preferences

There are many options that can help you manage the discomfort of labor . It is helpful to consider your preferences in advance , but remember that you may change your mind once in labor . Use this table to record your preferences . Discuss them with your birth team in advance and be sure to confirm that they will be available to you .
1 . No thank you 2 . Possibly 3 . Yes please
Option
Your Choice Massage 1 2 3
Counterpressure 1 2 3
Deep breathing 1 2 3
Audio affirmations 1 2 3
Doula 1 2 3
TENS unit 1 2 3

Preview

Moving / position changes 1 2 3 Acupuncture 1 2 3
Heating pad 1 2 3 Acupressure 1 2 3
Shower 1 2 3 Homeopathy 1 2 3
Water immersion ( tub ) 1 2 3 Medical Options
Your Choice
Meditation / prayer 1 2 3
Visualization / imagery
1
2
3
Hypnotherapy
1
2
3
Music
1
2
3
Sterile water blocks 1 2 3
Nitrous oxide
1
2
3
Opioids
1
2
3
Epidural
1
2
3
My top preferences are :
_______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________
I am absolutely opposed to :
_______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________
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