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counter pressure in labor

September 8, 2022

Counter pressure can make a huge difference

Counter pressure is one of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce the pain of a contraction. It can be a simple as applying some light pressure to the low back when a contraction starts and maintaining that pressure throughout the duration of the contraction.

I think the reason that this method of pain relief isn’t used more is because partners don’t understand how it is done or when you should do it.  Once partners learn the details of this pain management technique they use it effectively.

I recommend watching this video below with your partner so that you will both be ready before the contraction begin. After this easy technique, try it out! Support people will feel more confident about this skill after they practice it a bit.

The instructional video on counterpressure you will find below is one of the most liked on the channel (1500 and counting!). If you find it helpful, please drop a comment or hit the like button. If you have any questions about counter pressure, you can also reach me in the comment section on YouTube.

When you add a tool like counter pressure to your virtual tool box for labor, you are setting yourself up for success. You can continue learning helpful skills like these in the Birth Tool Box course. This course provides uber-practical guidance you can recall easily and apply naturally.

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