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Epidurals 101: Get Informed About Epidurals for Birth

Epidurals 101: Get Informed About Epidurals for Birth

Update: 2023-03-13


When it comes to talking about birth, epidurals are often a part of the conversation in one way or another. And I’d guess that most of you already know that epidural placement eliminates labor pain.

But beyond that? Well, a lot of people don’t actually know that much!

I often get questions about how epidurals are placed, how big an epidural needle is, if getting an epidural hurts, and lots more! So in this episode I unpack these epidural placement FAQs that frequently show up in my DMs. Additionally, you’ll get a bit of deep dive into WALKING epidurals.

Walking epidurals are very similar to a traditional epidural, but they allow for greater feeling and movement in the lower half of the body.

This makes them very appealing to mamas that want a sort of “hybrid” birth experience. One where the edge is taken off the pain, but not so much that they can’t move or feel the sensations of labor and delivery.

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Epidurals 101: Get Informed About Epidurals for Birth

Epidurals 101: Get Informed About Epidurals for Birth

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