walking epidural


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walking epidural

A form of anesthetic used primarily in pregnancy, in which a small amount of anesthetic is given by injection into the epidural space. Instead of experiencing complete numbness below the spinal level of the block, the patient is still able to sense some pain and may sometimes be able to move her legs enough to adjust her position in bed, sit in a chair, or control continence.
See also: epidural
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Walking Epidural Analgesia can be best performed with minimal local anaesthetic volume and minimum local anaesthetic dose of 15 mL of 0.125% Ropivacaine with Fentanyl 2 [micro]g/mL.
BALTIMORE -- Walking epidurals are extremely popular in England but have yet to gain a strong following in this country due to "unfounded" safety concerns, Dr.
At Pinnacle, we don't have walking epidurals. You really can't move around.
He explains how thinking and practice about eliminating pain during labor has changed over the years; how an epidural works; on who, where, and when it is used; preparation; the procedure; common and uncommon problems; side effects; rare complications; conditions affecting epidurals and spinals; spinals and walking epidurals; after the delivery; alternatives; and effects on the baby.