Painless labor-regional numbing (spinal and epidural)

Painless delivery-Regional numbing (Spinal and Epidural)

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Today, this method is widely used in normal delivery and cesarean section. The lower back is anesthetized by injecting pain relievers into special areas of the waist. During normal delivery, you will feel the uterus contracting, but you will not feel any pain. In cesarean section, you will not feel any pain. You will witness the birth of your baby moment by moment.

There are three types of regional numbing techniques.

  • epidural
  • spinal cord (Subarachnoid)
  • Epidural and spinal combined


A catheter is inserted into the epidural space and painkillers are given from there. It is suitable for normal delivery as the catheter can be kept in the epidural area for the desired time and numbness is achieved at the desired dose and time.pregnancy=”””” height=””1″” http:=”””””””” images=”””” initial=”””” margin-bottom:=””””” margin -left:=”””” margin-right:=”””” margin-top:=”””” outline-color:=”””” outline-style:=”””” outline-width:=” “”” padding-bottom:=”””” padding-left:=”””” padding-right:=”””” padding-top:=”””” smartload=”””” src=””” ” stories=”””” width=””1″” />

spinal cord(Subarachnoid) numbing

Painkillers are given to the spinal cavity. Its advantages are that it is short-acting, has an immediate effect, and has a high success rate.

epiduraland spinal

Painkillers are given to both cavities.


Before the procedure, 1000 ml of intravenous fluid is given quickly to facilitate the procedure. The procedure is performed in a lying or sitting position. It is a procedure performed by anesthesiologists. The area where the needle will be inserted is cleaned and the needle is entered into the desired area. You usually do not feel needle pain while the procedure is being performed. The process takes about 5-10 minutes.

ProcessDo you feel pain after?

You will not feel any pain. You would only feel the sense of touch.

Whichcases not possible?

  • Uncorrected maternal blood pressure
  • Maternal bleeding diathesis (non-stop bleeding)
  • Taking blood thinners within 12 hours
  • Infection in the mother’s blood
  • Infection in the area where the needle will enter
  • Increased intracranial pressure
  • In cases where emergency delivery is required, it cannot be performed due to time constraints.

UnwantedWhat are the situations?

  • The risk of developing negativity related to the procedure is very low.
  • In a study of 14,797 procedures, the incidence of post-procedural headache was 5 out of 1000.
  • The failure rate of the operation is 2.7 per 100.
  • The serious negativity called high spinal blockage is 6 out of 10,000.
  • The rate of going to cesarean section is higher in those who have regional numbness in normal delivery compared to those who do not. In addition, the rate of vacuum and spoon insertion, which we call operative delivery, is higher.
  • Slight low blood pressure and consequently nausea may occur during the procedure. In case of nausea, the anesthesiologist may prescribe anti-nausea medications.
  • With the nerves of the bladder being affected, there may be a temporary inability to urinate after birth.
  • The procedure does not cause back pain.

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