Basically, pain depends on the woman to woman as per their capacity to handle the pain. The uterus's intense contraction to squeeze the baby out causes strong cramps in the abdomen, back, and groins. The women's pain experience depends on various factors like usage of Pitocin (injection, which starts the stronger contractions in the uterus), the size and position of the baby, and the labor speed.
Labor pain is divided into several stages depends on the contraction and the pain face by the mother. These stages of labor pain are as follow:
Early labor pain: When the cervix starts opening from 3 to 4 cm and get thinner. Usually mild to moderate pain, which lasts for 30 to 60 seconds and occurs in 5 to 20 minutes, becomes more frequent and stronger by the time.
Active labor pain: In this time cervix dilates to 7 cm, and contractions become stronger. Generally, women ask for pain medication at this time. Usually, it lasts for 2 to 8 hours and sometimes lasts for a short period of time, depending upon the capability of handling pain.
Transition Labor Pain: At this stage, pain becomes stronger than before, and the cervix dilates up to 10 cm. Intense contraction starts and even starts to feel pain in the back, sides, groins, or thighs. Generally, it lasts for up to an hour.
Pushing Labor Pain: This stage of labor pain, the intense pain, and pressure on the abdomen, great urge to push the baby out. At this stage, the baby's head is visible to the doctor and tried hard to come out.
Placenta Delivery Pain: This is the last stage of labor pain where the baby is about the come out, and mothers also feel some ease in cramps and contraction. It lasts for a maximum of 30 minutes.
Crystals for calming labor pain
People who believe generally use crystals to soothe and treat their all kind of health issues. Similarly, they use the crystal to ease their labor pain as well. There is some gemstone that has certain healing properties that help to calm the labor pain. These stones are as follow:
Lapis Lazuli: This stone is often used to calm the difficulties which are faced by women at the time of childbirth or labor pain. It used to support physical stresses during the whole period of pregnancy. It also helps to prevent women from miscarriages and also improves the pregnancy. It also releases stress and supports harmonious energies and peace.
Tiger Iron: This is the combination of golden brown tiger eye, Red jasper, and hematite includes all their metaphysical properties along with its own. It is a powerful stone for balancing the lower chakra. It also promotes physical vitality, stamina, and energy as well. It acts as a supreme healing gemstone, helps to encourage emotional integrity as well as also centering the self. It is also used to get some relief from stress, cramps, and aching muscles.