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Mere Botanicals - Birth Comb

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A birth comb (or acupressure comb) is a natural pain relief method that acts as a distraction to help reduce the birthing pains

Birth Comb

  • engraved with the birth affirmation "BREATHE . SOFTEN . OPEN"
  • natural fibre
  • waterproof
  • approx 16.5cm x 6.5cm


  • hold the birth comb with the teeth positioned just below where your fingers meet your palm and gently squeeze as needed during labour
  • using the Gate theory, gently squeezing the comb in this manner helps distract from and reduce the childbirth pain signals sent to the brain

What is the Gate Theory of Pain Control?

  • The Gate Control Theory contends that the spinal cord has "gates" that can block pain signals or allow these signals to be sent through to the brain.
  • If you bump into a table, a common reaction is to rub the area. The sensory touch of rubbing "closes the gates" and the brain receives this stronger signal and doesn't pay as much attention to the first pain signal of bumping into the table.
  • The researchers also found that emotions and expectations can also affect our perception of pain. If you are with friends and are happy and bump into a table, you may not really notice it and just brush it off.  If you are feeling lonely and upset and bump into a table, then the pain perceived may feel worse and more intense.

Gate Control Theory for a Painless Childbirth?

  • Using the Gate Theory, the idea is to distract the brain from the labour pain signals.
  • Positivity, affirmations, massage, strokes and smaller lesser pain from squeezing a comb can all help "close the gates" from the child-birthing pain.


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