24 May 2022

Can childbirth be painful even with an epidural?

Is it possible to have pain during delivery if I have an epidural?

  • Epidural anesthesia is a local anesthetic given before or during labor that reduces the pain of childbirth, but does not eliminate the sensations.
  • You will feel the effects of the epidural between 10 and 20 minutes after the injection.
  • The level of pain felt varies greatly from one woman to another, but overall, the anesthetic significantly improves the situation for most expectant mothers.
  • In "PCEA" mode (patient-controlled epidural analgesia), you can control the dose of painkillers yourself by simply pressing a button!