Painless Delivery or Epidural anesthesia helps to ease labor pains during the process of normal delivery. A popular technique adopted by many women with a low pain threshold, which is not only cost-effective but also provides the necessary relief from the unbearable pain experienced during childbirth.
During epidural anesthesia, an injection is administered in the lower back, through which a fine tube-like needle is passed. Pain relieving medicines are passed through this tube, which causes numbing of the nerves and pain sensations. These medicines are very safe for the baby. With this procedure, the mother can feel the contractions without any crampy or colicky pains. The anesthesiologist and the nurse ensure that the epidural injection has been received well by the mother without any complications before proceeding with the delivery. One only needs to be in established labor for an epidural.
The delivery has now become an almost painless procedure.
One of the most severe forms of pain is the pain that a woman experiences during the process of childbirth. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most severe, it is believed to be 8 to 10. In the earlier days, a number of women would die during childbirth and survival was considered as a second lease of life. This belief has however, changed with the advancements in medical science. The delivery has now become an almost painless procedure.