Possible Side Effects for Newborn

An epidural is a generally safe form of pain relief for childbirth. A tiny amount of the medication can pass to the baby and negative side effects are rare, but possible. Before getting an epidural or any other medication it is important to discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor

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Do what feels best and what your gut is telling you to do. If your goal is natural prepare on other techniques for handling the pain such as breathing and relaxation techniques, comfort measures, partner support, etc. If you are unable to do it naturally and you need an epidural don't feel bad about it, just do what you have to do and trust yourself. Good luck!
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