Painless Delivery: Understanding Epidural Analgesia

Anesthesiologists, healthcare professionals, pharmacists, physiotherapists, and nurses care for patients receiving epidural analgesia. Epidural anaesthesia is a surgical anaesthetic and to treat postoperative pain. It is risk-free and simple to understand and perform. An epidural is an anaesthetic using a tube into the region outside the spinal cord. Local anaesthetics are generally coupled with a tiny amount of fentanyl or hydromorphone. Epidural analgesia reduces pain with chest, abdominal, and lower extremities surgery.

When should I see a doctor?

Epidurals are a frequent treatment. To offer pain relief during labour and childbirth, and certain chronic pain conditions. An epidural is a safe surgery. Although there are certain risks and potential adverse effects. Appointments are available at Apollo Cradle in Koramangala to get expert advice. Call 1860-500-1066 now to book an appointment.


  • Numbness, tingling, and/or heavy legs;
  • A little drop in blood pressure;
  • Headache (caused by release of spinal fluid, due to leakage of spinal fluid);
  • Having trouble passing urine;
  • Slight temperature increase;
  • Slight neurological issues and unusual leg feelings;
  • There is no proof that epidural anaesthesia makes caesarean deliveries more likely;
  • The majority of them are mild side effects that may be controlled.


The doctor will give IV fluids before giving her the epidural to ensure a pain-free birth. The person urges them to sit up straight, arch their back, and hold steady. The effectiveness of the epidural is increased and problems are avoided. After cleaning with an antiseptic solution. The doctor will inject anaesthesia into the lower back to numb it. They will then inject a needle into the numbed area around the spinal cord on the lower back. The doctor will thread a catheter through the needle into the epidural region. Then tape the catheter after removing the needle. The doctor will use the catheter to inject the epidural anaesthesia during labor. The drug is given during pregnancy to numb the pelvis and the area below it. Yet, the woman can stay conscious and watch the child’s delivery while feeling little or no pain.


Less postpartum difficulties:

Since the mother may concentrate on the birth because the discomfort is less. It is a relaxing aid and can avoid the weariness that the majority of people experience. Along with the following labour, lowering the likelihood of postpartum problems.

Muscular relaxation during delivery:

The pelvic and vaginal muscles are by epidural anaesthesia aid in the baby's effort.

Reduces mother's blood pressure:

This is important since the mother's blood pressure might get high when they are in labour.

Beneficial for mothers with cardiac complications:

Heavy pain may affect those who have cardiac complications or experiencing heart problems. In such cases, the painless delivery will be favourable.

Less secretion of stress hormones:

Due to the excessive torment and pain. The mother secretes more stress hormones which cause a great deal of irritation. Since Epidural analgesia reduces the pain and torment. The number of hormones produced will be very low and hence, both mother and child can be comfortable.

Comfortable delivery option for elderly mothers (more than 30 years):

The threshold of bearing pain decreases with ageing. Hence, elderly mothers can take advantage of normal child delivery.

Epidural analgesia has made birthing a painless process. Keep in mind these considerations before requesting it though. Each experience is unique. Decisions should be made with enough consultation from doctors.

Request an appointment at Apollo Cradle, DELHI-NCR - Chirag Enclave. Call 1860-500-1066 to book an appointment.

1. Is it true that certain people cannot receive an epidural?

Medical issues make it difficult. Such as bleeding disorders, infections at the epidural, spine surgery, and nervous illness.

2. Does an epidural hurt?

To make you more comfortable, an anesthetic beneath the skin before the placement. During the insertion, you may feel pressure in your back.

3. How soon should I get an epidural?

Once in active labor, most individuals can get an epidural. Depending on the situation, you will be assisted in determining the best time for you.

4. How long does it take for the epidural to take effect?

The epidural usually takes 10 to 15 minutes to have full action. Analgesia might last up to 20 minutes for those in the epidural during the active stage of labor.

5. How long will the epidural last?

Epidural catheters are a continuous infusion of medicine. Only interrupted after the baby is born. Spinal anesthetics outlast the time necessary for a Cesarean section.

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