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Easing Early Labour Pains

Pregnancy, how to ease early labour pains

The start of labour pains does not necessarily mean that childbirth will occur soon thereafter. Some women may only be in labour for a few hours while for others the ordeal can last for one to two days. Labour pains are a natural part of childbirth but it is challenging for any women. Modern drugs have proven to be useful in this regard but it is not always advisable for a prolonged labour. Instead other measures to comfort the mother and ease the early labour pains should be considered.

Some women have a higher pain threshold and are able to contend with labour pain for a longer period without any intervention. For most women however, simple conservative measures may be sufficient until drugs are feasible to use. Easing early labour pains should involve the partner as simple reassurance and support may be sufficient to make the experience tolerable. Even soothing music may help some women stay calm and deal with the pain.

However, more definitive measures are required at some point before opting for drugs. Various techniques have been explored and while the results may vary, all of these measures are safe options for easing early labour pains. Breathing, massage and heat or cold therapy are some of the more widely preferred options. These non-invasive techniques do not pose any risk to the baby and may in fact be helpful – if the mother unable to handle the pain, the stress response can affect the baby.

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Is it safe to use a wheat bag or heat pad during pregnancy?

Heat therapy has been used throughout time as a means of treating various ailments. It is safe to use in most instances and pregnancy is no different. Although expectant mothers are often afraid of utilising any drug or therapy while pregnant, heat therapy is relatively safe in this regard. If used appropriately, a wheat bag or heat pad can relieve discomfort, strain and pain during pregnancy.

Avoid Hot Water Baths

Not all forms of heat therapy may be safe. Immersing in a hot bath is one form of heat therapy but may not be suitable for pregnancy. Heat causes the blood vessels in the skin to dilate. This increases superficial blood flow. When heat therapy is used on a small area of the body like with a wheat bag or heat pad then it is not a problem.

However, immersing in a hot bath causes vasodilation (widening of the blood vessels) throughout most of the skin on the body. Blood rushes to the surface and this alters the blood pressure. It also means that normal internal blood flow to the baby can be affected which is not optimal during pregnancy. Therefore pregnant mothers who need to apply heat to an area should rather use a wheat bag or heat pad rather than soaking in a hot water bath.

Advantages of Wheat Bags and Heat Pads

A wheat bag or heat pad has distinct advantages over other forms of heat therapy. It does not become overheated like water or change form like when water converts into steam. It does not hold any risk in terms of electricity with the use of an electric heat pad. It can be easily placed and take the shape of any part of the body thereby focussing the heat on specific areas. However, no heat application, not even a wheat bag or heat pad, should be placed on the abdomen during pregnancy.

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Relief from Restless Nights with Lavender Body Wraps from Zhu-Zhu

There is no substitute for a good night’s sleep; a good night’s sleep that is also comfortable can work wonders. With microwave wheat bags available at Zhu-Zhu’s online store, you can help to achieve the level of sleep that you deserve, with an added touch of luxury. Soothe tension, melt away and immerse yourself in the affordable yet high quality wheat bag lavender body wraps. Let’s take a closer look at this microwave wheat bag and the assets that make it a winter essential.

Relief from Restless Nights with Lavender Body Wraps from Zhu-Zhu.

With winter reaching its peak, getting the right amount of sleep is a vital way to rejuvenate your body and prepare it to combat the relentless cold. This is especially vital for the elderly and those with health issues related to sleeplessness. Until now, we have had relatively few effective ways to relieve the restless nights caused by bothersome aches and pains. Microwave heat bags provide comforting relief by alleviating tension which, in the process, encourages better rest at night.

Microwave wheat bags were designed with comfort in mind, and their benefits can be enjoyed by people of all ages thanks to their tightly knit support mechanisms. The wraps are scented with calming lavender, and can be placed anywhere on the body for warmth and pain relief. Unlike a hot water bottle, there is no danger of scalding water or puncture.

If you are feeling the strain from a busy day’s work, the microwave wheat bags can offer much needed relief. Likewise, those who participate in sport who are looking for a drug free alternative to help nurse their injuries can have the assistance they need, when they need it. The lavender body wrap is not only a useful winter-warmer, but also works well regardless of the time of year. You never know when you might need that extra warmth, whether it is while you bask in the sun or hide away from the snow.

What we offer here at Zhu-Zhu.

At Zhu-Zhu, we have various designs to cater to musculoskeletal pains related to problems with the tendons, ligaments, vertebral or even discs. For these issues, we offer the following microwave wheat bags:

  •  Lavender body wraps in various colours.
  •  Soothing neck and joint wraps.
  •  Neck and shoulder wraps.
  •  Soothing heat gloves.
  •  Knee and joint bags.

We also have a variety of hot water bottles and warmers to accompany the body wraps to ensure that you receive the highest level of comfort.

Where to find the perfect wheat bag online.

If you are looking for the perfect solution to restless nights of aches and pains, feel free to browse our variety of items. At Zhu-Zhu we specialize in all things comfortable. Head over to take a look at our range of microwave wheat bags. If you wish to make an enquiry of any type, please contact us through our online form.

We would be more than happy to help.