Pain Relief After Childbirth: What You Should Know

Learn the guidelines for postpartum pain management and how opioids fit into the picture

Mother and newborn skin to skin contact.

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    Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

    Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.


    Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA) is a childbirth educator, doula, founder of, and the award-winning pregnancy and parenting author of “The Complete Illustrated Guide to Pregnancy” and more than 10 other books. Between her nine children, teaching childbirth classes, and attending births for more than two decades, she has built up an impressive and practical knowledge base. You can follow Robin on Twitter @RobinPregnancy, Instagram @Robineliseweiss, and Facebook @childbirthtrainings.