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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to be administered local anaesthesia during pregnancy?

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Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Local anesthetics are class b drugs in pregnancy, that is, there is no known risk in pregnancy. Local anesthetic is the drug that injected in a spinal for a c-section. Decades of experience with this have shown local anesthetic medicines to be safe.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Pregnancy and local: Yes its quite safe.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Yes: There are some medications that can have an effect on the unborn child. Local anesthetics should not be one of them when used correctly. Discuss your condition with your provider before any procedure and talk about the risks.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Would if be okay to have local anaesthesia during pregnancy?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Yes: There are some medications that can have an effect on the unborn child. Local anesthetics should not be one of them when used correctly. Discuss your condition with your provider before any procedure and talk about the risks.

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