My sister is in labor, is there anything to do for contractions?

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    High doses of calcuim help ease the severity of very sharp contractions, as does relaxiing in a tub of warm water.

    Source(s): personal experience - twice
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  • TC
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    1 decade ago

    Unfortunately the contractions are a necessary part of the birth process. They are what makes the baby come out, and without them the child will die. If labour has started it is time for your sister to get to the hospital.

    If you can't get her to help, just stay calm and try to get her to stay calm. Make her a cup of tea and don't interfere. She should hold off pushing as long as she can, as the urge to push comes usually well before the cervix is dilated enough to admit the baby's head.

    More harm is done by well meaning interference when people have to give birth without medical help, so just keep the tea and sympathy coming, but do try to get an ambulance or even talk to a doctor on the phone if this isn't possible.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Try some of those heat packs that you heat up in the microwave and put on the area of the pain. they seemed to work for me. Also, i know your not at hospital yet, but if she is keen on taking something for the pain, get an epidural. She will go from hell to heaven in a matter of minutes, it is the best thing you could ever wish for when in labour and it doesnt harm the baby at all. Goodluck guys!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Counter-pressure...roll tennis balls or a rolling pin along her back (sounds weird, but it works - i think my husband's hands nearly fell off from me yelling at him to massage).

    Walking will help, even though it's painful.

    I found bending over a bit helped, as well.

    Warm baths/showers if she's not right at the point of delivery.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Is this is a home birth? If so, get off the computer & help her relax. If it's not, then go to the hospital... Next time try birthing classes:)

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  • 1 decade ago

    I take it she is in early labour ,a hot shower or bath if she can take it ,back rubs and calm ,is all you can do till its time to go to hospital .I stood in the shower for hours!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    This is a joke right?

    There is nothing to do but ride them out.

    That is what labor is all about.

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  • 1 decade ago

    its called have a baby...did she think it would just fall out one day?? the pain will only get worse before it gets better. epidural is the way to go =)

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  • 1 decade ago

    um, have you thought of calling a dr??

    i know you're stressed, but you can't be on the computer while your sister needs you.

    if you have to, call an ambulance and go to the ER.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, breathe through them, stay calm, and work through it until the baby comes. Congratulations!

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