Because the birthing process is often painful, UPMC Pinnacle offers a range of pain management options for your labor and delivery. Whether you want to deliver with or without medication, our caring staff will respect your wishes and help you create the birthing experience that is best for you.
It may be helpful for you and your partner to discuss your pain management preferences with your health care provider before labor begins. Pain management preferences can also be incorporated into your birth plan.
At UPMC Pinnacle, we address your pain differently depending on your condition. During labor, you will be asked how you are coping. Before and after labor, you will be asked to rate your pain on a scale from zero to 10, zero indicates no pain and 10 indicates severe pain.
As your labor progresses, we will monitor your pain and provide you with information on the pain management options available to you, including:
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