Want an Epidural? Here Are 7 Things You Should Know

It's an effective way to cope with pain in labor-
When it works â€" and it most often does â€" epidural anesthesia is extremely effective at eliminating pain in labor. Sometimes known as the ... more 
It's an effective way to cope with pain in labor-
When it works â€" and it most often does â€" epidural anesthesia is extremely effective at eliminating pain in labor. Sometimes known as the "Cadillac of analgesia,” the epidural blocks the transmission of signals through nerves in or near the spinal cord with a combination of anesthesia (which numbs the lower part of the body) and narcotics (which change the perception of pain). less 
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