Why should you avoid an Epidural?
Epidural has a numbing effect. You will not be able to walk around and be confined to your bed.
- Your labour may be longer.
- You may have difficulty urinating and need a catheter.
- You may experience nausea and dizziness.
- You may be at higher risk for a forceps or vacuum delivery.
Is it safe to take Epidural?
According to the doctors, epidurals are safe for the mother and baby, and it also provides relief from exhaustion and irritability. It helps women to relax and refocus on labour, but like any medical intervention, it can also cause unwanted side effects.
It helps a woman cope better with post-partum depression or exhaustion.
It relaxes the vaginal muscles and provides space for the baby to descend.
A decrease in the mother’s blood pressure can lead to a slowing down of heartbeat rate in the baby.
There is a risk of experiencing severe headaches because of the fluid of the spine leaking.
Should you choose a Painless Delivery?
It is suggested to a pregnant woman to prepare for a normal delivery by building their stamina, practicing labour exercises and breathing techniques and selecting a birth partner. You can cope well with labour pain without an epidural with the right support.