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Vaginal home birth: always unmedicated?

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You can not have an epidural at home. An epidural requires an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist to administer and monitor. with an epidural you are also at risk for a number of complications which may require immediate medical attention.

Systemic pain medications usually can not be done at home. Many pain medication given during labor require consistent monitoring and may cause side effects in the baby.

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Vaginal home birth: always unmedicated?
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