How to do an epidural
Epidural anesthesia during childbirth has become in recent years, the most common method of anesthesia. Thanks to the reduced or completely eliminated the pain during labor, making labor more comfortable and safe for both mother and child.
Spinal anesthesia during labor to carry out spinal anesthesia in the lower spine thin catheter is inserted. As it is applied medicine for pain relief in labor, blocking the transmission of pain along the nerve endings, passing through the epidural space. For spinal anesthesia used narcotic analgesics and local anesthetics. Injected drug has no effect on the overall condition of the body mothers. Depending on the dose of anesthesia may be total or partial. Installing catheter for spinal anesthesia lasts about 10 minutes, and the attenuation of pain occurs in 15-20 minutes after drug administration. After delivery, the catheter is removed. Spinal anesthesia: indications for use in a variety of maternity units have their own rules for the appointment of epidural anesthesia. Somewhere to get this service, you need only the desire of the patient, health care facilities only indication is much worrying woman in childbirth pain. Also it varies and the start of anesthesia. Epidural anesthesia may be given in the beginning of uterine activity, and with sufficient disclosure of her neck (3-5 cm). Epidural anesthesia and its contraindications include contraindications for spinal anesthesia isolated bleeding disorders, infections in the area of the catheter performances, uterine inertia, large fruit, narrow pelvis, low platelet count, and others. This issue should be discussed in advance with your doctor and anesthesiologist.