Does epidural block all pain while giving birth?

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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How bad does giving birth hurt with an epidural block?

Depends. Depends on the patient , if first delivery, anxiety about pain. You have to make a decision when the ob/gyn tells you because after a certain point in the labor doctor can no longer start an epidural. Read more...