Explaining Epidurals

iStock 000014397542SmallSometimes it seems as though the birth world is split between medicated and unmedicated (“natural”)  birth.

Emotions can run high on both sides and I’m not planning on getting into all that in my post today, so you can all breathe easy. 🙂

If I am working with a mom who plans to have an epidural, I always give her information and techniques she can use with an unmedicated birth anyway, just in case that’s what she ends up with, whether she plans to or not!

In the same way, I think all birthing women should have an understanding of how epidurals and spinals work, even if they are planning an unmedicated birth, just in case they have an unplanned C-section or there is some other reason they may need that type of medication.

In my article,“Explaining Epidurals,” I explain how epidurals are given, what the possible benefits or potential negative side effects might be, and explain the difference between epidurals and spinals.


I hope this information is helpful to you!








About Julie

Hi, I'm a Southern girl who has loved the birthin' scene for over 25 years! I'm a CAPPA certified childbirth educator, a DONA certified doula, an ALPP certified lactation counselor and a Healthy Moms Fitness certified perinatal fitness instructor. I consider it a blessing and an honor to work with and serve pregnant women and new moms, and I would love to help you feel more informed and comfortable about your pregnancy, birth or postpartum.
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