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A 39-year-old member asked:

Does epidural block all pain while giving birth?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Most likely: A good epidural will give you complete block for pain during labor.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes and no: Yes, once you have it you go numb for a period of time but that eventually wears off.The problem is you must wait a while and labor enough to get baby in position. If they put it in too soon, you may not be able to help bring baby down and end up with a c-section.Too late, and the baby might decide to come rapidly before they can get it in. Everything is complicated in some way.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How painful is giving birth & epidural or no epidural?

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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
For some: labor and delivery is quick and easy, but for most miserable and screaming at delivery without an epidural and a smile on their face
Last updated Dec 22, 2016
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