03 Jul 2020 | 2 mins

The delivery of the infant into the arms of a conscious and pain-free mother is one of the most exciting and rewarding moments in medicine. Labour result in severe pain for many women. The maternal request is sufficient justification for pain relief during labor.

In our hospital, we mainly use regional analgesia techniques. Epidural analgesia is the commonly used technique

Advantages of regional analgesia
•    Provides superior pain relief in the first and second stage of labour
•    Facilitates patient co-operation during labour & delivery
•    Provides anesthesia for episiotomy and instrumental delivery
•    Allows extension of anesthesia for cesarean delivery
•    Avoid material and neonatal respiratory depression from ( I/V ) opioids 
•    It also helps to control blood pressure in women with preeclampsia 

Dr. Dominic Mathew, MBBS, DA

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