Painless Delivery Is Now Possible!

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Babies are wonderful gifts to a woman, as much as she would love to have a baby; she also has to go through the pains of labor. The ecstasy of pregnancy can be marred with uncertainty and leaves the woman with daunting thoughts as to how to face the whole process of pregnancy and the child birth. Yes, women are pretty much scared of delivery. That is because so many women explain it as a painful experience and how horrible the whole process of childbirth was.

Ways to get rid of pain

While technology is vastly advanced, the labor pain is still here to give nightmares to women. But relax! With more and more research and inventions, it is now possible to change the perception of child birth and its relation to pain. The new labor analgesia is a great offer that makes women have a pain less delivery. Epidural analgesia is now a very popular method of having painless delivery. In the U.S. most of the women opt for this method. However, you do find various other methods but they are not as popular as epidural labor and delivery method.

About epidural analgesia

One should be careful while selecting the method; as the method should only stop the pain and not labor or even the birth of the baby. Safety should be prioritized and mother and baby should be safe throughout the process and after it as well. Epidural analgesia is administered only when the labor reaches the advanced stage and when the cervix of the uterus opens at about 3 to 4 cms. However, the women will have to bear some pain during the initial stages, but later it will be a painless childbirth. Many private hospitals opt for this method as the women does not suffer much pain and is much relaxed during the second half stage of delivery. A professional gynecologist as well as anesthetist is required near the patient.

This popular method of Epidural analgesia is administered only in small doses and is introduced in the lower back spine through the plastic tube. With a little local anesthetic, the needle is passed into the epidural space and not in the spinal cord. No pain is felt during the whole process, except the prick of the needle. Medicines passed through this needle give a painless labor and there is no discomfort felt while you push the baby forward.

Benefits of epidural analgesia

What more would a woman want other than a painless delivery, which is achieved right here in this method. Apart from that, she can rest and relax quickly after delivery. In fact, the labor is hastened and recovery is faster too. The mood of the new mother is joyous and she can enjoy her new baby with a special bond.

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2 comments on “Painless Delivery Is Now Possible!

  1. Janifer on said:

    I am thinking to go for it. Are there any side-effects in long term? This is my first baby.

  2. Brittany on said:

    This article is absolutely disgraceful! You state the benefits of getting an epidural, but what you fail to mention is the risks: Hypotension, Urinary Retention and Postpartum, Bladder Dysfunction, Uncontrollable Shivering, Itching of the face, neck and throat, Nausea and Vomiting, Postpartum Backache, Maternal Fever, Spinal Headache, Uneven, incomplete or nonexistent pain relief, Feelings of Emotional detachment,
    Postpartum feelings of regret or loss of autonomy, Inability to move about freely on your own, Loss of perineal sensation and sexual function, Convulsions, Respitory paralysis, Cardiac arrest, Allergic shock, Nerve injury, Epidural abscess, Maternal death, Prolonged First Stage of Labor, Increase of malpresentation of baby’s head, Increased need for Pitocin augmentation, Prolonged Second Stage of Labor, Decrease in the ability to push effectively, Increased liklihood of forceps or vacuum extraction delivery, Increased likelihood of needing an episiotomy, Increase in cesarean section, Fetal distress, Drowsiness of baby at birth, poor sucking reflex, Poor muscle strength and tone of baby in the first hours. Babies born naturally are much more likely to have a better outcome than babies born to mothers who receive epidurals.

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