News - Wed, 11/29/2023 - 14:14
Epidural for painless delivery: a gentle approach for moms
Epidurals are probably familiar to modern expectant mothers. They can be the ally that makes the childbirth experience more gentle and joyful.
According to Dr. Vu Quang Hieu, who has over a decade of experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hanoi French Hospital: "With the epidural method, the anesthesia is continuously injected outside the tough membrane at a very slow and steady rate until the baby is born. Thanks to this, the mother will experience effective pain relief for a much smoother childbirth.”
In most cases, epidural anesthesia is performed when the cervix is open from 3 to 8 cm. Additionally, in some cases where the mother has a health condition or is physically weak, the doctor may consider performing an ECV earlier to help alleviate pain and maintain stable health
The epidural has many advantages:
✔️ Reduces pain levels to the minimum during childbirth
✔️ The mother remains completely conscious throughout the labor and delivery
✔️ Moms can still opt for a normal delivery
✔️ During the delivery, the doctor actively adjusts the medication dosage to suit the body's condition
Dr. Hieu adds that many expectant mothers worry about whether this method causes back pain. Back pain after an epidural is usually rare and, if it occurs, can be reduced within 2-3 days.
If the mother experiences back pain after childbirth, the doctor will conduct a thorough examination to determine the cause and provide the most appropriate treatment.
So, mothers, feel reassured to use this "powerful ally" to welcome your precious one gently into the world.
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