An epidural is an anesthetic technique that consist of administering drugs in the epidural space via a catheter inserted into the lower back. It alleviates or eliminates contraction-induced pain by acting on the pain-transmitting nerves.
This technique has now become very popular. Nowadays, over 80% of women giving birth in our institution benefit from an epidural.
This film has been prepared for pregnant women who wish to know more about the technique and how it is performed.
Different anesthetic techniques are used for vaginal and cesarean deliveries.