12 Moms Talk Childbirth & What Actually Helped With Labor Pain

mom in laborWhen it comes to the childbirth, every woman's ideal scenario is different: Some moms-to-be dream of a predictable hospital delivery, others of laboring in a pool of water, others of having their baby at home -- but if there's one thing every woman hopes for, it's a pain-free birth (or as pain-free as possible, at least!). The question, of course, is how to achieve that goal. Epidural? Deep breathing? Does anything really work?? We asked real moms what worked for them (and what didn't), and their answers might surprise you!


While very few women are blessed with the elusive miracle of a truly pain-free birth, there are definitely ways to make the experience more manageable. Read on to see what worked for these moms!


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