We've all seen the images on television and in the movies. A woman in labor screams her head off as she's pushing her baby through the birth canal. We've been trained to think this experience is going to be painful. So, what are your pain management options? What are epidurals and spinals and when are they used? What additional medications help take the edge off while allowing you to stay mobile throughout labor and delivery?
Not all drugs are created equal. Some are perfectly fine for pregnant women and some you should keep out of reach for the next nine months. Learn more about your options when considering the most common over-the-counter medications.