Epidural anesthesia is a regional anesthesia that blocks pain in a particular region of the body. The goal of an epidural is to provide analgesia, or pain relief, rather than anesthesia, which leads to total lack of feeling. Epidurals block the nerve impulses from the lower spinal segments.
The goal of an epidural is to provide
- Pain relief
- It causes lack of sensation in the lower half of the body.
- Used during normal delivery (Painless delivery)
It diagnosis for blocking pain in a particular region of the body.
Epidural anesthesia is recommended for patient since it
• Allows to rest if labor is prolonged.
• Reduces the discomfort of childbirth, some woman have a more positive birth experience.
• Allows to remain alert and be an active participant in your birth.
• Allows ceasarian patients to stay awake and also provide effective pain relief during recovery.