Nowadays, epidural anesthesia is considered the most effective method of releasing rate from the pain of childbirth. The fact that the woman is awake, in full awareness of confinement while is completely relaxed with no pain, it is a very positive effect, physically and psychologically at her and the fetus. Many studies have shown that epidural anesthesia plays an important role in the evaluation of childbirth as a positive experience.
The lumbar epidural anesthesia is achieved by placing a thin and a flexible catheter in the epidural space and injection of local anesthetic through it. The success of the method is based on certain conditions, such as good cooperation rate and an anesthesiologist, the experience of the physician and the standards of antisepsis.
Contraindications for the application of the method are:
The denial of rate
Coagulopathy and thrombocytopenia
Certain neurological disorders
Oligaimia or bleeding
Certainly it is possible to present complications, most of which are:
Hypotension (it is harmless and can be viewed directly)
Shivering passes automatically within 5 to 10 minutes
Burrowing of mater and headache occurring at a rate of 1-2% and treated without leaving residue.
Other neurological complications are rare.