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How effective is an epidural?

When it comes to relief of labor pain, everyone agrees epidurals are the best medication for the job. But when the question of how an epidural affects labor is asked, a variety of points of view compete for attention. In fact, there is some heated disagreement on epidurals in childbirth. Part of the problem lies …

What is an epidural?

Epidural and spinal are general terms for techniques for administration of pain medications. They refer to the location of the administration, either the epidural or spinal space. There are a variety of medications that are administered by regional block techniques, and there are variations in how the medications are administered including combining two or more …