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How is the childbirth with the walking epidural?

By Dr. Rubén Baltá I Arandes.
Last Update: 12/17/2020

Walking epidural is a fairly safe anesthesia technique that allows for a less painful delivery. In addition, the woman can actively participate in the birth, in all its phases.

However, there are moments when despite the use of this type of anesthesia, the dose must be increased or other types of techniques must be used due to the natural process and progression of dilation and obstetric conditions. All cases must be evaluated in a personalized way.

This type of anesthesia provides more autonomy, allows the mobility of the legs, enabling the movements, and facilitating the progression of labor. In addition, epidural walking differs slightly from the classic epidural in the use of drugs used and concentrations of them. The aim is to use the lowest possible dose of local anesthetic and to choose the one that produces the least motor block.

Many times we are asked for information about it in the consultation and before the birth, there is always a consultation with the anesthesia service in order to make an adequate assessment and information adapted to each woman.

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Dr. Rubén  Baltá I Arandes
Dr. Rubén Baltá I Arandes
Gynecologist
Dr. Rubén Baltá has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a postgraduate specialization in Esthetic and Functional Gynecology and Women's Cosmetic Genital Surgery from the University of Barcelona.
Medical licence: 070709574
Gynecologist. Dr. Rubén Baltá has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a postgraduate specialization in Esthetic and Functional Gynecology and Women's Cosmetic Genital Surgery from the University of Barcelona. Medical licence: 070709574.