A new study suggests that women who have an uncomplicated pregnancy are less likely to experience pain during labor and delivery and to be diagnosed with pain during childbirth.
It comes at a time when the U.S. government is pushing doctors to do more to improve the health of the country’s newborns, and a new study found that women whose babies have had uncomplicate deliveries were more likely to have more pain during the procedure.
The study was published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Pain.
This study adds to a growing body of research that suggests the birth experience is a complex one, and women should be educated on how to have a good one, said study author Dr. Emily Tresco, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Utah.
“Women are in pain during their birth process, and they need to understand the causes of that pain,” she said.
The study included more than 2,000 women from Utah and Arizona.
Researchers used data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Survey of Family Growth and the National Hospital Discharge Survey to estimate the number of uncomplicates and the rate of pain during birth.
Overall, the study found women who had uncomplantations had pain at least once in the first year of pregnancy, but pain was higher for uncomplications that occurred during labor.
Pain was more common in the second year of gestation, but was lower for uncomplantions that occurred in the third and fourth years.
For women who delivered in their third or fourth trimester, pain was slightly higher, and for those who delivered before their fifth trimester had less pain.
But women who did not deliver in their fifth or sixth trimester experienced the greatest pain in the fourth and fifth trimesters, the researchers found.
“The most common cause of pain in pregnancy is contractions, and labor and birth are highly dynamic processes,” said Tresso, who was not involved in the research.
During labor, a woman’s body tries to get rid of toxins from her body and tissues, which can cause pain and swelling.
When a baby is born, the body tries its best to move the baby as quickly as possible, but the body also tries to relax.
When pain is reported during labor, it’s often in the form of abdominal or back pain, or other muscle spasms.
Pregnancy has many side effects.
Women who have uncomplicating pregnancies also tend to have lower birth weights and are more likely than other women to have high blood pressure and diabetes.
Some women may experience anemia or other problems during labor because of the lack of oxygen during labor or delivery, and some may have a baby who is smaller than expected, or who is born in a breech position, which is where the baby is pushed back into the mother’s womb.
“Pregnancy is a dynamic process and it’s really important to be aware of how to manage it so that you don’t have a problem during labor,” Tresgo said.
If you’re considering having a baby, the pain in childbirth could be a red flag that you should consider an uncomplantation, said Dr. Daniela S. Kuchar, a physician and obstetrician-gynecologist in Tucson, Ariz., who also was not participating in the study.
If you have uncomplantable labor, there’s a good chance that your baby will be born with a congenital birth defect, and that could have serious long-term consequences for the baby’s health, said Kuchart, who wrote a commentary accompanying the study and is the director of the Birth Defects Research Program at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.