Pain Management


Conscientious management of labor, including the management of pain, should begin with the first prenatal appointment rather than at the time of the first contraction.
~Shell Walker Luttrell, Midwife

So, guess what? The first appointment is when we begin helping our clients to have as comfortable a birth as possible. 

Here are just a few of the things that can intensify or diminish the experience of pain in labor:

  • Nutritional status
  • Hydration status
  • Mineral deficiency
  • Hormonal balance
  • Fitness
  • Structural alignment
  • Fetal position
  • Sleep patterns
  • Knowledge about the process

We have developed a unique Pregnancy and Birth Health Strategy Protocol that uniquely addresses each and every one of these points throughout the prenatal period so that our moms enter labor in tip-top shape. 

Once in labor, we have many gentle options to help support her comfort.

If they are not enough and mom needs more support, we have more direct options.

With so much pro-action and so many options, it is very rare that we need to transport to the hospital for pain relief. 

If you love the idea of home birth or you would like to birth at The Phoenix Birth Center but have concerns about pain, know that we have lots of options and support for you.


If options for pain management are in important part of your decision making process, come see us and we explain all of your options.