How is an epidural administered during labor?

Answer An epidural is placed with the woman lying on her side or sitting up in bed with the back rounded to allow more space between the vertebrae.

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How is oxytocin administered during labor?

When used to start or continue labor, it is slowly injected into a vein. A nasal spray form is used to increase milk flow in breastfeeding.

Any first time Moms NOT use any pain medicine OR epidural during child labor?

I had two kids no meds and all natural. My mother had both me and my brother at home with no drugs too. I figured if she can have a home birth with two healthy babies then I can. Unfortionatly my 1... Read More »

If you've had an epidural, what are the downsides (bad side-effects) of an epidural steroid spinal injection?

The side effects is that you are being injected with a steroid so it's a bone thinner in the long run depending on how many you get. The day after, I may be flushed beat red and have a very tender ... Read More »

What is in an epidural?

depends on what kind of epidural you are having done.for pain mgmt(lower back/neck) they use a combo of meds such as marcaine, depo medrol and lidicaineas for an epidural for child birth i am not s... Read More »