One of the most common concerns of pregnant women before delivery is whether to apply an epidural. Everything about the procedure and possible complications you can read in this article.
Application of epidural anesthesia in obstetrics is a common method. Today more and more pregnant women decide to give birth with epidural, although still a small percentage of women are afraid to opt for this method.
Epidural anesthesia is neuraxial technique that provides different possibilities of application of a local anesthetic. Epidural block can be performed in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar level. Techniques of epidural blockade are widely used: During surgery, painless childbirth, postoperative pain control, as well as in the therapy of chronic pain. The technique is based on the identification of the epidural space and the application of a local anesthetic in it, which results in blockage of sensory nerve.