What is Epidural Anesthesia?

Epidural anesthesia is the combination of cesarean delivery and normal birth, to briefly explain the painless birth as it is known among the people. By using special regional anesthesia instead of general anesthesia in cesarean delivery, the pain is reduced so that it is not felt, but the baby is born in normal ways. In other words, the baby is not taken from the incision in the abdomen as in cesarean section.

Prof. Dr. Ulun ULUĞ
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What is epidural anesthesia delivery?

The expectant mother who will give birth with an epidural feels pressure and touch during delivery, and can even walk until the moment of birth, but does not feel pain.

Pains, in other words, pains, which differ in all women, but are felt at certain intervals in the abdomen, groin and waist region after the birth process begins, and their frequency indicates how close the mother and baby are to delivery.

Birth pain is usually very severe. This severe pain sometimes adversely affects the mother and the baby. Many women cannot afford to have a normal delivery, when they cannot bear these severe pains.

In these cases, epidural delivery comes to the fore.

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How is an epidural delivery done?

Epidural anesthesia is regional. The anesthesiologist lays the expectant mother on her side and determines the place where the anesthesia injection will be made on her waist. It numbs the area with the help of a needle. The reason for this is to ensure that the pain caused by the epidural needle is not felt.
When an epidural injection is made, the expectant mother should definitely not move. Medication is given at regular intervals from the injection site. 15 minutes after the first drug is given, expectant mothers begin to feel no pain. The drug is given to the expectant mother with the help of a Catheter and is withdrawn within 48 hours after delivery. Insertion and removal of the inserted Catheter for the epidural is quite painless.

What are the risks of epidural delivery?

  • Hypotension.
  • Epidural is a difficult procedure in very overweight candidates.
  • Failed anesthesia, pain during childbirth.
  • Difficulty urinating.
  • Infection.
  • Headache.
  • allergic reaction.

Epidural, that is, painless birth, is very comfortable, but it can cause problems that vary according to the patient. Some of these reactions are too much, while others are very mild. Therefore, you should make a decision considering the risks.

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