Labor, Delivery & Post Period Of Pregnancy

What are the benefits of an epidural during labor and delivery?

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  • ARobert W. Chalmers, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answered on behalf of Intermountain Healthcare
    There is a wide variety of options for pain relief during labor and childbirth. The majority of patients who desire pain relief during labor choose to have an epidural, which is a very quick and safe procedure that the anesthesiologist performs. The advantages of having an epidural are that it doesn't make you tired, so you're able to enjoy your labor. You're able to be awake and aware when your baby is born, and enjoy that experience with your family and with your spouse.
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