When Are Pain Medications Offered During Labor?
You may think you're ready for those pain medications as soon as you check-in to the hospital, but you may have to wait around a while before you can ease that pain and settle into labor land. ... read more »
Study: Epidurals Slow Second Stage of Labor, Delay Delivery
The findings of a recent study on the use of epidurals during labor suggest the need to review current guidelines defining normal progression and potentially dangerous prolonged (abnormal) labor. ... read more »
Anesthesia During Labor and Delivery
There are 4 types of anesthesia currently used in the laboring process. These include drugs, local anesthesia, spinal anesthesia, and epidural anesthesia. ... read more »
When Is It Too Late For Pain Medication?
For a pregnant woman who has decided on using pain medication for labor and delivery hearing the words, “It is too late to relieve pain” can be frightening. Why, and more importantly when, is it too late for pain medication during labor and delivery? ... read more »
Epidural and Spinal Anesthesia During Labor
An epidural is the most popular choice among women during labor and delivery. It is delivered through a needle and catheter which usually stays in place until the baby is born. ... read more »
Will I Poop When I Push During Labor and Childbirth?
Women have many concerns during pregnancy regarding the dreaded fear of pooping while pushing. This is why it is important to understand the facts around this as well as a few tips that can help. ... read more »
General anesthesia is rarely used during labor and delivery. General anesthesia is reserved for C-section deliveries that have complications. ... read more »
Spinals are pain medications delivered via the spinal column in one dose. The medication is fast acting and can achieve a complete block of pain in as little as 15 minutes. ... read more »
Alternative Pain Management During Labor
You've set your mind to having a pain medication-free labor, but that doesn't mean you have to approach labor without any pain management techniques in mind. ... read more »
Comparison of Anesthetic Effects During Cesarean Section
There are various options for pain control during cesarean section delivery. Regional pain blocks, like the spinal, are increasing in popularity, but there are multiple drugs to choose from. ... read more »
Childbirth: Hypnotherapy for Pain Management
There are many ways to get through the pain of childbirth. One of the less conventional options is the use of hypnotherapy. When it's used in this way, it's often called hypnobirthing. ... read more »
Labor and Delivery: Natural Delivery
Natural birthing techniques are non-invasive procedures that help women accept pain while in labor. ... read more »
Laugh Your Way Through Labor, It’s a Real Gas!
Christina Szalinski found a way to confront the inevitable labor pains with a smile on her face, even when the contractions were at their strongest. Her secret? It's a gas. ... read more »
Epidural and Other Labor Anesthesia
An epidural anesthesia is also known as a 'regional' anesthesia because the pain relief is localized in the lower part of your body. But there are several other types of anesthesia in labor. ... read more »