Yes, that’s right! During contractions, kiss your partner. It may be the furthest thing from your mind, but it can help! Kissing releases oxytocin (incidentally the same hormone that is involved in birth).
Avoid Labor Pain Relief
Although the idea of labor without pain relief can be quite scary to many women, if you’re able to manage it, it can help shorten your labor. Drugs can interfere with the body’s natural ability to contract properly and therefore increase your labor time. But if you can’t go without pain relief – don’t stress. Sometimes you need it to help you get through the most painful parts of the labor.