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What are the disadvantages of an epidural?
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What are the disadvantages of an epidural?

Although epidurals are a fairly safe analgesic method with numerous benefits, it is true that they also have some drawbacks. Some of them are shown in the image.

When an epidural is administered to a woman, the risk of episiotomy increases since the woman looses her ability to push. In addition, epidurals can cause decreased blood pressure, headaches and nausea.

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