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All you need to know about Epidurals

Madhurima Das
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All you need to know about Epidurals

The process of delivering a baby can be quite painful for mothers. In some cases, if the patient’s health allows, and the doctor thinks it is safe, they may choose to administer an epidural to the mother to provide her with some relief. But what is an epidural? When can it be given? What are the side-effects? This blog tries to deal with some questions.


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Ulki Goswami

| Aug 01, 2017

jayshree and preeti, in which hospital did you have your delivery?

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Ripa

| Dec 25, 2016

I too had to be given epidural. My son is now 2. 5 years. Dont know if it is for epidural or not I feel lower back pain after 2 or 3 minutes of bending or standing constantly. I am trying to alleviate it by walking . Walking does not hurt. After my baby was born I had severe nausea and breathlessness and felt real chill in my body. May be side effects of epidural.

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Urvashi Jha

| Dec 23, 2016

I too had been given an epidural followed by c section delivery... and I was the rare case who had to go through that severe headache, shivering, blood pressure fluctuations. The headache was very bad it gave me life long threatening. It's been 4. 5 yrs now but I still get scared when I think of it. And the back pain, never leaves me alone... I should say thanks for being there always whenever I didn't need it :( Please ladies be mentally prepared before the delivery talk to the doctor and take good care of yourself before and after.

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Jayashree Prasad

| Jun 24, 2016

I have 10 months old baby. my first one is normal and second one is C-sec.. she had a breathing pblm and couldn't come out normally. So doctor advised me for C-sec. I too had experience of epidural since i was not prepared for that. till now I dint get any side effects.. I got little neck pain two days after delivery.. that too was gone once I started drinking 3-4 ltrs of water.. so my suggestion is drink lots of water and position ur back in correct way you will not get any neck pain or back pain

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Preeti Kshirsagar

| Mar 21, 2016

In my case epidural is proved to b a boon. I could deliver normally without any pain, had no side effects. Had little backache but now its gone. My baby is 5 months old.

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turai ray

| Jan 23, 2016

I miss u

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aparna jaura

| Nov 27, 2015

Even i had epidural for my c section... it gives numbness to ur lower portion n makes delivery very easy but yes side effects r there its been 9 months n i still experience head ache n back pain till date...

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Priyanka Garg

| Nov 27, 2015

I took Epidural after 6 hours of serve labiurr pain and only then I could deliver it normally. Epidural helped me and Thank fully I have no issues even till now.. my baby is 2 months old.

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Sonia Valas

| Nov 27, 2015

Hi all.. Two months back I was administered with epidural during my labor. I would like to share my experience. Doctors tried for normal delivery and gave epidural after 6 hours of my admission but still I had severe pain. After one and half days I delivered my baby through C section. After all these suffering the side effects of epidural was terrible ie I had severe neck pain to the extend that I was not able to feed my baby at sitting position. I was asked to take complete bed rest by lying down straight on my back with no pillow. This pain got settled after a week so my advice is better not to prefer epidural during ur labor.

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Divya gurung

| Nov 26, 2015

I also suffering from deadly backache. Gone through C section last month and had epidural. Specially while nursing its killing a lot.

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Priyanka Verma

| Nov 26, 2015

I had to go for emergency c sec because of epidural. And after delivery for 2-3 months i had unbearable back pain.. now 10 minths also my back hurts a lot.

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Sindhu Ramkumar

| Nov 26, 2015

I had epidural & normal delivery and baby is 45 days old... Even I had back pain. Now I'm using feeding pillow & no back pain at all... so I think pain is because of wrong posture not epidural

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shobanaraja16

| Nov 26, 2015

Hi .... 4 years back i had epidural as i couldnt take the pain anymore and i wanted normal delivery. I tried pushing for 4hrs... it really helped me get my energy back as i was in less pain and i could do needfull to push my baby out. But unfortunately i dnt dialate and had to go for csec.

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priyamvada83

| Oct 18, 2015

I had epidural(as it was induced labour case) and I had normal delivery... all went well but yes back pain is there till date.. its 2. 5 months... while taking care/nursing the baby its hurts in the back.

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Anurima

| Oct 07, 2015

Very informative and a much needed blog. I had been given epidural during both my deliveries, which were normal deliveries. I too suffered prolonged and terrible lower back pain especially around the area where epidural was administered. The pain gradually eased as my babies grow. I feel the back pain also has to do with the fact that we have to bend about 100 times a day to care for the baby (nurse, carry, change clothes diapers, bathe etc), which just aggravates the condition. So for all moms who are still experiencing the back ache, wait until your baby is a little older. Or if it is severe and affects your day to day activities, then it is advisable to check with the doctor. Yes, the numbness around the epidural area is also something which stayed with me for a few years as well.

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Rhituparna Mitra

| Oct 04, 2015

Well written Madhurima!!

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Rhituparna Mitra

| Oct 04, 2015

Well written Madhurima!!

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Rhituparna Mitra

| Oct 04, 2015

Well written Madhurima!!

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Rhituparna Mitra

| Oct 04, 2015

Well written Madhurima!!

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Rhituparna Mitra

| Oct 04, 2015

Well written Madhurima!!

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Aditi Jain

| Oct 03, 2015

I also had epidural and it was my first delivery and all went gud... and it yup it was my normal delivery... No swelling nothing... :)

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Chetali Anand

| Oct 03, 2015

I had epidural given to me and the doctor started with my c-section immediately after that, which resulted in me feeling the pain of the insertion made by her. She immediately gave me sedated me and till date (3 years now) I am numb in that area where the insertion was made. Can anyone please suggest if this is normal or not and what I can do about it?

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UTKALIKA PUJARI

| Oct 03, 2015

As per this blog you have advised that epidural should not give to the patients who have blood infection(5). I had blood infection during my pregnancy and I was given epidural. After my delivery I am feeling a severe bachache. I can not tolerate the pain. Is this happening only because of epidural??

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Priyanka Verma

| Oct 03, 2015

Epidural had worsen my delivery. i had lost all d sensation in lower half of body to dat extent that i cud not even pushed d baby down during delivery as it had completly paralysed my lower body for few hours. even after full dialatation i had to go for c sec.

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