How to Give Birth Without Pain Medication

How to Give Birth Without Pain Medication


When you experience discomfort from contractions pain messages travel from your nerves and spinal cord up to your brain epidural anesthesia works by numbing your nerves so that they cannot carry pain messages to your brain as A result your back lower abdomen and pelvic area are numbed however You should be able to remain awake and alert since the medicine doesn’t affect your brain The medicine that is given in an epidural is usually a local anesthetic mixed with a narcotic analgesic this combination provides effective pain relief while still allowing you to feel pressure during contractions and Today’s epidural techniques may even allow for some muscle strength in the lower body However with most epidurals you typically aren’t able to walk while it’s in effect Myth or fact Epidurals can only be given at a specific point in labor That’s a myth In the past we used to have more firm guidelines based on The cervix being dilated to a certain point or being a certain point in in in the labor process today, we’re much more flexible epidurals can be placed very early in labor as long as she’s in an established labor or late in labor depending on your situation Discussed this with your healthcare provider and as long as they’re in agreement I think most places would be willing to To consider placing an epidural whenever you and the patient decides that that’s something you want to have done

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