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Benefits of an epidural

The main advantage of epidural anesthesia is that it can relieve pain completely, while the mother is still conscious and alert.

However, as a possible side effect, it can occur that the epidural may cause the labor to be slower, as well as increase the likelihood of having to perform an episiotomy.

By MD, PhD, MSc (senior embryologist), (embryologist), (gynecologist) and (invitra staff).
Last Update: 01/29/2021