What kind of anesthesia is commonly used in hospital for labor epidurals?

See below. The goal of a labor epidural is to provide pain relief for childbirth without slowing labor or causing ill effects. To accomplish this, it has been found that a combination of medications given in the labor epidural work best. This allows the least amount of each medication to be given. Typically labor epidurals contain a dilute solution of local anesthetic (ropivicaine) and an opiate (fentanyl.
Local anesthesia. The medication in the epidural is usually a local anesthetic that is combined with a light dose of narcotic.
Local Anesthetics. Local anesthetics and small doses of narcotics are injected into the epidural space for the purpose of alleviating the pain of labor.