Labor and delivery care

Epidural or intravenous analgesia

Epidural or intravenous analgesia are modern interventions to decrease the discomfort of parturition. It is a misconception that epidural has an unfavorable repercussion on cesarean rates and we totally encourage you to benefit from its advantages. In the same time, should your baby require a life saving rapid intervention, whether through assisted vaginal delivery or cesarean, an effective anesthetic route is readily accessible. On the same idea, a potential perineal postpartum laceration requiring careful surgical repair technique may be easier and more efficiently approached with epidural in place. However it is contra productive and you may not benefit from epidural in early stages of latent labor, traditionally until the cervical dilation reaches 3-4 cm