ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Pain-Relieving Powers of Acupuncture Unclear
38% of U.S. Adults Use Alternative Treatments
The Zen Way to Pain Relief
ANIMAL CARE
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
Beware of Dog Bites
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
BONES & JOINTS
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Many Americans Fall Short on Their Vitamin D
Too Few Screened for Abdominal Aneurysm, Study Says
CANCER
Supplement Hampers Thyroid Cancer Treatment
Researchers ID Genetic Markers for Esophageal Cancer
Herb May Counter Liver Damage From Chemo
CAREGIVING
With Alzheimer's, Health-Care Costs Could Triple
Medication Errors Could Be Cut: Experts
Obese Children More Likely to Suffer Lower Body Injuries
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Common Antioxidant Might Slow Parkinson's
Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk
Health Tip: Are You Anemic?
COSMETIC
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
DENTAL, ORAL
Acid Drinks Blamed for Increase in Tooth Erosion
Periodontal Disease Impacts Whole Health
Laser Technology Spots Cavities Before They Start
DIABETES
Whole Grains Take a Bite Out of Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Diabetes Linked to Cognitive Problems
Americans Consuming More Sugary Beverages
DIET, NUTRITION
Cinnamon Breaks Up Brain Plaques, May Hold Key to Fighting Alzheimer’s
6 Million U.S. Kids Lack Enough Vitamin D
Added Sugars in Diet Threaten Heart Health
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Vitamin D Deficit May Trigger MS Risk Gene
Smog Tougher on the Obese
Population-Based Strategy Urged to Cut U.S. Obesity Rate
EYE CARE, VISION
FDA Goes After Unapproved Eye Washes, Skin Ointments
When Corks Fly, Watch the Eyes
Magnetic Pulses to Brain Improve Lazy Eye in Adults
FITNESS
Barefoot Best for Running?
Mom and Baby Alike May Benefit From Exercise
FDA Mandates New Warnings for Botox
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
GENERAL HEALTH
Laugh and the World Understands
Brisk Walk Can Help Leave Common Cold Behind
Meat Additives May Be Dangerous for Kidney Patients
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Western Diet Linked To Heart Disease, Metabolic Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis a Threat to the Heart
Most Fast-Food French Fries Cooked in Unhealthiest Oil
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
Swine Flu Closes Three Schools in NYC
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Wood Fires Can Harm the Youngest Lungs
Health Tip: Back Pain in Children
Even Young Kids Can Learn CPR
MEN'S HEALTH
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
Lots of Sex May Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
MENTAL HEALTH
Heal Your Life® Tips for Living Well
The 3LS Wellness Program for Reversing Chronic Symptoms and Creating Lasting Health
Environmental Chemicals May Affect Male Reproduction
PAIN
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks
Breast-Feeding May Protect a Woman's Heart
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
SENIORS
Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
15-Point Test Gauges Alzheimer's Risk
Fitness Fades Fast After 45
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
6 to 8 Hours of Shut-Eye Is Optimal for Health
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Acupuncture May Relieve Acid Indigestation In Pregnancy
Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
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Health Tip: Be More Comfortable During Childbirth

(HealthDay News) -- Few women would say childbirth is easy. The amount and type of pain depends on the woman herself, her baby's size and its position, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says.

The college offers these general suggestions for how to stay more comfortable during childbirth:

* Well before the birth, take childbirth classes that will teach you breathing techniques and relaxation methods to use in the delivery room.
* Ask your partner to apply pressure and massage your lower back. Tennis balls or your partner's hands will do fine.
* Apply an ice pack to your lower back.
* Change positions as often as is necessary to get more comfortable.
* Ask your doctor or nurse if you can take a shower.
* Use a damp, cool washcloth to wipe down your body if you get too hot.



-- Diana Kohnle

Last Updated: May 22, 2009

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