To relieve the pain of labor during childbirth, a regional anesthesia (meaning it targets a specific part of the body) called an epidural might be proposed to you.
Having an epidural is an effective way to relieve pain during labor. However, it cannot always be performed.
Any contraindications will be identified during the preoperative anesthesia consultation, which takes place once you have entered your seventh month of pregnancy.
Your anesthesiologist may also suggest other pain relief methods such as an IV, mask or hypnosis.
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