When is an epidural not recommended?
Other side effects include nausea and mild back pain after delivery. You may not be able to get an epidural if you have a bleeding or clotting disorder, current infection, very low blood pressure, are too close to delivery or are unable to cooperate.
What pain killer do they give you during Labour?
An epidural is a type of local anaesthetic. It numbs the nerves that carry the pain impulses from the birth canal to the brain. It should not make you sick or drowsy. In most cases, an epidural gives complete pain relief.
When do you need an epidural during labor?
When can you get an epidural? Typically, you can receive an epidural as early as when you are 4 to 5 centimeters dilated and in active labor. Normally, it takes about 15 minutes to place the epidural catheter and for the pain to start subsiding and another 20 minutes to go into full effect.