How It Is Administered

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How is an epidural administered?

How It Is Administered

There are many pain relief options for a laboring mother. One of the most widely known and used is an epidural. So, how is one actually administered?

-The anaesthesiologist will tell you to bend over the bed and curl your back out
-A local anesthetic is given in the spot where the
epidural will be placed
-A small sterile plastic tube is inserted and then taped in place
-Pain medication is administered through this small tube and most mothers feel relief within
10-15 minutes.

   

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