ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
Using Music and Sports to Improve Kids' Asthma
Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Acupuncture May Not Help Hot Flashes
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
Quit Smoking the Holistic Way
ANIMAL CARE
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Beware of Dog Bites
BONES & JOINTS
Returning to the Road Tricky After Injury
Occupational Therapy Plus Exercise Benefits Osteoarthritis
Postmenopausal Women With Breast Cancer Face Joint Issues
CANCER
Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
Immune Therapy May Aid Kids With Neuroblastoma
Selenium, Omega-3s May Stave Off Colorectal Cancer
CAREGIVING
Timing May Matter in Organ Donation Decisions
Transition From Home to Hospital Rarely Seamless
Birthmark or Blood Vessel Problem?
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good
Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels
Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure
COSMETIC
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
Health Tip: After Liposuction
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins
DENTAL, ORAL
Laser Technology Spots Cavities Before They Start
Acid Drinks Blamed for Increase in Tooth Erosion
A Sweet Way to Shield Baby's Teeth
DIABETES
Formula Puts Doctor, Patient Glucose Readings on Same Page
Older Diabetics With Depression Face Higher Death Rate
Patients' Photos Help Boost Radiologists' Accuracy
DIET, NUTRITION
Compound in Berries May Lessen Sun Damage
Indian Spice May Thwart Liver Damage
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
Pregnant Rural Women More at Risk
Golf Course Insecticides Pose Little Danger to Players
Researchers ID Genetic Markers for Esophageal Cancer
EYE CARE, VISION
Green Tea May Ward Off Eye Disease
Glaucoma Associated With Reading Impairments in Elderly
Omega-3 Foods May Lower Eye Disease Risk
FITNESS
Walking Golf Course Affects Swing, Performance
Go To Work But Skip The Car
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
GENERAL HEALTH
Eating More Soy May Be Good For Your Lung Function
Sun, Smoke, Extra Weight Add Years to Skin
Have a Goal in Life? You Might Live Longer
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Risk Factor for Stroke More Common Among Whites
Cocoa in Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment
Obese Children More Likely to Suffer Lower Body Injuries
Breast-Feeding May Protect a Woman's Heart
MEN'S HEALTH
Drinking Green Tea May Slow Prostate Cancer
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
MENTAL HEALTH
A Simple 'Thank You' Brings Rewards to All
Reminiscing Helps Build Emotional Strength
Vitamin C Protects Some Elderly Men From Bone Loss
PAIN
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Exercise Boosts Bone Density in Breast-Feeding Moms
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
Pregnant Women Exposed To Certain Pollutants Could Lower Childs IQ
SENIORS
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death
The Juice From Beetroots May Boost Stamina
Video Gaming Just Might Fight Aging
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Health Tip: Be More Comfortable During Childbirth
Soy May Not Lead to Denser Breasts
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
Add your Article

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

Copyright 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

More articles at www.eholistic.com