Painless Labour

The perception of pain during labour or delivery can vary from person to person. The first time mother’s need proper antenatal counselling to tide over the period. Antenatal exercises, proper diet plans and antenatal exercises and physiology of labour can be discussed during the counselling.

Epidural Anaesthesia

Epidural anaesthesia is administered for pain management during labour, which means that a pregnant woman has a painless and comfortable labour. The anaesthesia is a local anaesthesia in which it is injected near the spinal cord in the spinal canal.

There will be numbness of the body below the waist, but movements are not impaired. The anaesthesia is given when the patient is in active labour and it can be given as a single injection. It is administered as multiple doses through a special epidural catheter by a expert anaesthetist.

The Advantages

Complete relief from pain while the patient being mobile.

No postpartum headache as in other anaesthesia.

Patient remains conscious and alert throughout labour.

Instrument assisted delivery can be performed.

Sometimes a drop in blood pressure and due to relaxation of the pelvic floor a forceps delivery may be required.

Entonox

Entonox is an analgesic gas used during labour. It consists of N2O+O2 – 50% mostly used in active stage of labour.
where the patient should TAKE 5-6 Deep inhalations during intense pain in labour. onset of pain relief after 20 sec and the effect lasts for 1 min. This analgesic gas can be used by the patient voluntarily which gives pain relief during labour.