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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    Pain during labor is caused by contractions of the muscles of the uterus and by pressure on the cervix. This pain can be felt as strong cramping in the abdomen, groin, and back, as well as an achy feeling. Some women experience pain in their sides or thighs as well.
    Pain during labor is different for every woman. Although labor is often thought of as one of the more painful events in human experience, it ranges widely from woman to woman and even from pregnancy to pregnancy. Women experience labor pain differently — for some, it resembles menstrual cramps; for others, severe pressure; and for others, extremely strong waves that feel like diarrheal cramps.
    For pain relief to your lower body, you can ask for an epidural. This just numbs the lower abdomen, pelvis, low back and the tops of your legs. You don’t go to sleep, but you can feel when you need to push.

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