As mentioned, the labouring mother could benefit from some distractions to help take their mind off the labour pain and focus elsewhere. For birth partners, it is advisable to help try and provide these distractions. This could be a whole range of different things to keep her busy and in conversation.
Being upbeat, confident and supportive can be really helpful at this time. This can be by providing moral, emotional and practical support. If your partner feels like moving around and trying different positions, you can assist them in doing so and encourage them.
Overall just being next to your partner throughout the process can be the most important thing you can do.
At Labour Pains, we have a huge range of resources for expectant mothers, their families about pain during labour and pain relief options. Many of our resources are also translated into various languages
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