Is Epidural Anaesthesia useful during Labor? Whether Pregnant Women should opt for it? Does it have any side effects? These are the few questions that strike every pregnant woman. Let’s discuss it simply.
We all know that delivering a baby is a painful experience, that’s why your doctor will introduce to you epidural Anaesthesia.
An epidural injection is an injection of medication into the space around the spinal cord, also known as the epidural space, to provide temporary or prolonged relief from pain or inflammation. The epidural space is the outermost part of the spinal canal.
Which Doctor is authorized to give the epidural injection?
It can be a radiologist or anesthesiologist who will be most likely to perform the epidural injection, however, a neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon, or neurologist may also administer it.
Benefits of Epidural during Labor (Pregnancy)
- If you opted for epidural injection during your delivery, you will not require the General injection. Which is very good, as the general epidural injection is painful.
- Best Pain reliever during delivery and childbirth.
- Not painful, easy to inject.
- It’s very effective and safe.
- You can move into the room after the injection.
- If you’re having a cesarean, you can stay awake during your childbirth and your partner can be also there.
Complications can accompany Epidural Injection
- Reaction to the medications, such as hot flashes or rash.
- Bleeding if a blood vessel is inadvertently damaged.
- Injury to the nerves at the injection site.
- Epidural hematoma
- Epidural abscess