It is a good reason for women to take their husband into the labour ward when they give birth.
Holding the hand of someone you love can help with pain and make it hurt less.
Women given their partner’s hand to hold experienced half the amount of pain they did when left alone, after scientists passed hot water through a tube in their hand.
It is believed touching someone you love provides a ‘reward’ in the brain which makes the pain easier to bear.
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