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Relief of Labor Pain by Regional Analgesia/Anesthesia

  • Sanjay Datta
  • Bhavani Shankar Kodali
  • Scott Segal
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Abstract

By far the most popular form of labor pain relief is regional analgesia. A number of techniques are possible for the different phases of labor and are listed in Table 9-1. This chapter will focus on central neuraxial techniques, including epidural and combined spinal-epidural analgesia.

Keywords

Local Anesthetic Epidural Analgesia Epidural Catheter Epidural Space Dural Puncture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanjay Datta
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bhavani Shankar Kodali
    • 1
    • 2
  • Scott Segal
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Brigham & Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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