Epidural Anesthesia in Normal DeliveryEpidural Anesthesia in Normal Delivery
At a certain stage of labor, a special needle is made by an experienced anesthetist to a space that is several times away from the spinal cord in the lumbar region, and a thin tube is inserted and left in this space. By giving painkillers from this tube at regular intervals, pain sensation is prevented during labor, during and after delivery. Thus, the pains that can strain the patience and resilience of expectant mothers, causing hesitation from normal birth are prevented and an opportunity for a quite comfortable birth is obtained.
What are the Unwanted Effects of Epidural Anesthesia?
- Sufficient intravenous fluid is not given and if the proper position is not provided, a low blood pressure rate of 10-20% can be seen.
- Temporary back pain may occur.
- There may be 0.5-1% headache. This headache is not permanent and goes away in about a week.
- If drugs that increase bleeding time are used or if there is a serious bleeding disorder, anesthesia must be informed about this subject since it will increase bleeding.
To painless, healthy births.