natural labor without any intervention or drugs is often preferred by
women and is typically part of their birth plans; however things do not
always go according to plan when women go into labor.
At the time of labor, a woman may feel fear, tension and pain. The body
secretes large amounts of adrenaline and women experience greater
stress. At this time the muscles are tense and the body is not relaxed.
When a woman’s body is stressed, her mouth automatically closes and she clenches her jaws.
By acting as a cushion between the top and bottom teeth, Laboraide
alleviates tension in the jaws, and reduces stress in the neck and
shoulders and the woman relaxes.
When a woman feels relaxed the level of cortisol in her body is reduced
and level of Beta Endorphins increases leading to her feeling less pain.
Trials have shown that using a dental support device, such as Laboraide,
can reduce the pain.
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pain relief was removed for the second stage of labor so the Laboraide
gave me something to focus on and it felt like I still had something to
help me through it."
Rebecca – London 21/01/13
Laboraide is a natural and drug-free oral device for the reduction of
labor pain and operative intervention, including vacuum and unscheduled
Acting as a cushion between the woman’s jaw, Laboraide allows the
jaw, neck and back muscles to relax by maintaining the ideal amount of
free space. The relaxed open jaw leads to more effective breathing with
better oxygen flow. Each unit comes with 2 sizes, a 1mm and 3mm
mouthpiece for the best fit.
Laboraide stimulates a hormonal and physiological response, assisting the woman in two key areas:
Reduced Sensation of Pain
An open jaw during labor reduces stress, which in turn increases Beta Endorphins and helps the woman cope with pain.
Reduced Operative Intervention
As oxygen levels
rise and muscles are relaxed; abdominal muscles receive greater
isometric strength. Together, the relaxed muscles and better oxygen flow
helps the woman store her energy, and ultimately allows her to focus
all energy into stronger and more effective pushing. This in turns leads
to a shorter second stage of labor, and reduced likelihood of
complications, including arrest of fetal descent.
Many studies have shown that an oral device during training can
increase isometric strength of different muscles (in particular
abdominal) and core stability. So much so, that oral devices are now
widely used during professional athletes’ training and competition.
study done at the University of Maryland in 2009 found that an oral
device can shorten the pushing stage of labor by as much as 40%, and
reduce the risk of failure during fetal descent.
CE registered. FDA approved. Non-invasive product. Single patient use. BPA free. By Medivie.