How It Is Administered

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Surgery Preparation and other Caesarian topics.

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.



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Caesarian Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Kristle Jones