Labor Pain Intensity Depends on Ethnicity

The fear of painful labor is one of the most common fears among would-be moms. A recent study has shown that the intensity of pain experienced by the women, who give birth to a baby, depends on the mother’s ethnicity.

Pre-Pushing Labor

During the experiment, the American doctors have proved that Latin American and Asian women usually have the easiest labor, while the most difficult childbirth is in women of European type.

It has also been proved that, despite the tendency of European women to experience painful labor, they can reduce the pain greatly with the help of physical training. Labor requires great strength of the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, a flexible diaphragm, and general endurance of the body.

It has been found that the women, who used to be engaged in fitness before pregnancy, give birth to babies almost without pain. Doctors recommend sticking to a dynamic lifestyle, yoga, aerobics, strength training and breathing before planning pregnancy.

Giving birth is a woman’s natural function, so one should not treat this process as a frightening obstacle in a woman’s life. Psychologists say that regardless of the degree of physical fitness, labor pain is perceived more easily by the women who are actively involved in the birth process and are aware of all the processes in the organism. The women, who treat childbirth with a marked fear and are strongly focused on early results, usually find it difficult to give birth to a child.