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Methods of painless delivery of baby

Methods of painless delivery of baby

by: Dr. Pooja Mehta
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Motherhood is the most valuable and charming moment in a woman’s life. On one side it is the delight of bringing forth a baby, while on the other there is the dread of labor pains. Ladies, who have the fear of agony and pain, regularly decide on the caesarian section, unnecessarily even when they can deliver normally. Yet, now the ladies can deliver without pain. This has been made conceivable by epidural anesthesia which suits those patients who can’t endure labor pain. This procedure is totally fine for both – the baby and the mother.

Why do you need Painless Delivery?

The thought and perception of pain during labor and delivery vary between people. Exceptionally, the first-run through moms require an appropriate antenatal guiding with respect to the great nutritious eating regimen, antenatal activities, and physiology of labor pain. Epidural anesthesia is a progressive method of pain management during labor, which guarantees that a pregnant lady has a comfortable labor. It is a regional anesthesia in which a sedative medication is infused close to the spinal cord in the spinal canal.

How is delivery made painless?

Medication is delivered through a catheter – a very thin, flexible, hollow tube – that’s inserted into the epidural space just outside the membrane that surrounds your spinal cord and spinal fluid. An epidural is the most commonly used method of pain relief for labor. A small area on your back will be injected with a local anesthetic to numb it. A needle is then inserted into the numbed area surrounding the spinal cord in the lower back. After that, a small tube or catheter is threaded through the needle into the epidural space.

When the torment and pain are more, the mother secretes more hormones which will make a great deal of irritating and distress to the child. Since Epidural Anesthesia gives help from pain and torment, the number of hormones produced will be very less and hence both mother and child can be comfortable. With the painless delivery procedure, undesirable or pointless cesareans can be avoided. However, it can cause pain, backache, dizziness or shivering. An epidural is likely to cause numbness in the lower parts of the body after delivery. You may need help while walking because of the numb feeling.

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