Pain-free delivery: myth or reality?
You've always heard about painless delivery, and now that the deadline is approaching for you, you're wondering if it's really possible to give birth to a baby without pain?
- I might as well be honest… it's hard not to feel any pain at all…
- Because even if the epidural is able to relieve the pain once injected, there is always a delay before it starts working after you've asked for it.
- During that lapse of time, your cervix must start to dilate under the effect of the contractions, and you will feel pain before you start to be relieved by the anesthesia.
- To sum it up, a pain-free delivery is difficult to achieve but, once you are in labor, the epidural will be able to relieve you completely!