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Epidurals are a regional anesthesia, also referred to as local anesthesia. This means that it blocks pain, but not all sensation. Epidurals are not a muscle relaxant, and for good reason! Childbirth requires the use of pelvic floor muscles (and some others, such as those used to involuntarily to dilate the cervix). However, some women still have trouble ...


Epidural anesthesia article on wikipedia I think your doctor will be able to confirm what they will use. Epidural analgesia is just for pain relief. You will feel the pressure and the compulsion to push but you will not be able to feel most of the pain. How much you need to push will depend on the size and position of the baby and whether or not the head ...

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