We look forward to taking care of you during this special time in your life. It is common for your anesthesia care team to become involved around the time of delivery. This begins with us asking questions about your health and performing a focused physical exam including a painless, visual inspection of your mouth and throat.
Pregnancy results in major changes to the structure and function of the body’s organ systems. Most women in labor will request assistance with help in alleviating their pain. Epidural anesthesia is considered one of the most effective methods of managing pain during labor.
Monitors will be placed to measure your vital signs during the procedure. You will be positioned (usually sitting up) and the middle part of your lower back will be examined. Patient positioning is an essential component of increasing the ease and success of epidural placement. Your back will be cleaned and prepared for the procedure.