Erin Hurley Waters
Erin M. Hurley Waters, M.D.

Erin M. Hurley Waters, M.D.

Erin M. Hurley Waters, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Menopause, Menstrual Disorders, Menstrual Migraines, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Multiple Pregnancy, Myomectomy (Hysteroscopic), Natural Family Planning, Nutrition, Obstetrics, Ovarian Cyst Removal, Pelvic Exams, Pelvic Floor Problems, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Surgery, Preconception Counseling, Pre-Menstrual Syndrome, Preventive Medicine, Vaginal Birth after Caesarean, Vaginal Hysterectomy, Vaginal Surgery, Vulvar Disease, Women's Health

  • Accepting Children: No
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Insurance Accepted:

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Medical School

New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Professional Associations:

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, Junior Fellow; American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

Managing pain during labor

One of the most common concerns women have during their pregnancy is how to manage pain during labor and delivery.  Labor pain may be more or less intense than you expected, or may hurt in a different way. It is hard to predict how any labor will go or how anyone will respond to pain.

Labor pain is due to contractions of the muscles of the uterus and by pressure on the cervix. This can feel like strong cramping in the abdomen, groin, and back. Some women experience pain in their sides or thighs as well. Women can also feel pressure on the bladder and bowels by the baby's head and the stretching of the birth canal and vagina. Some find the hardest part is not the contraction itself, but the fact that the contractions keep coming.  

One of the best ways to alleviate fears for women is to learn about the available strategies for coping with pain. There are both medical and non-medical tools that may be a good match for you.

While you are deciding, think about what appeals to you most. Ask your health care provider these questions:
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