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Monitoring of childbirth pain relief during epidural anesthesia

Bhavani Shankar Kodali MD

Monitoring of childbirth pain relief during epidural anesthesia
As described earlier, after making you comfortable with an initial epidural injection of local anesthetic medication, an epidural  pump is usually set up to deliver a set amount of medication periodically. The pump injects epidural medications automatically until the baby is delivered. This will ensure that you are comfortable through out your childbirth process. Occasionally, however, the amount set to deliver automatically by the epidural pump may not be enough and you may feel uncomfortable contractions during the childbirth process. The anesthesiologist can make you comfortable and achieve optimum pain relief with additional epidural medications. Your labor and delivery nurse and the anesthesiologist will monitor the pain relief throughout your birthing process.  

 

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