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What are the benefits of epidural anesthesia?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez.
Last Update: 12/17/2020

Epidural anesthesia is a fairly safe type of analgesia for both mother and baby. There are many benefits attributed to the epidural.

The epidural promotes the dilation of the cervix, which results in a faster delivery. In addition, it reduces stress during delivery and has no effect on breast milk.

Thanks to epidural anesthesia, women will not feel pain and will be able to actively participate in labor. This gives patients more peace of mind, since many are afraid of the moment of delivery because of the pain it may cause.

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 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.