Birth Planning, Understanding Pain

Getting a “good” epidural

Think you might be interested in an epidrual for labor, here are some things to keep in mind to help you have a good epidural experience. Understand the availability To have an epidural you need an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist to

Birth Planning, Research

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

Birth Planning

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