Using an epidural does increase the necessity of certain interventions like the IV, fetal monitoring and others. You may also be at a higher risk for the need for an augmentation of labor (speeding labor up), internal fetal monitoring and potentially a cesarean section.
- Choosing an Epidural
- Epidural Anesthesia (Step-by-step)
- 7 Reasons You Can't Have an Epidural
- After an Epidural - Postpartum Recovery
- Epidurals & Childbirth Classes
- Epidural Birth Stories
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