So yesterday we discussed what the benefits with and Epidural are, but you're probably wondering about the risks as well right?
An epidural uses local anesthetics to block the nerves in the bottom half of the body. Thus providing pain relief to the directed area as opposed to "typical anesthetics" which are used to put someone to sleep for a procedure.
Some of the risks associated with an epidural are as follows:
For some moms, there are more intense and long term side effects such as;
Coming up tomorrow we will discuss what a Doula can still do to help your labor if you choose to have an epidural!