medication or an epidural that include the very real risks of:
“Because it can negatively affect my baby..., if I feel that a woman has not researched the risks and benefits of pain medication/epidural...
‘I want my epidural!!!!!!!!!!!’by
intervention if it was needed. My eldest was born with epidural anaesthesia, and my youngest was born... after delivery, in fact quite specific chronic pain in the area where the epidural was inserted. I recall asking...
Paucis Verbis: Spinal epidural abscessby
One of the most challenging diagnoses to make is that of a spinal epidural abscess (SEA... never before been a published diagnostic guideline or algorithm which helps you with risk-stratification.
In the Journal...
The Real Risk for Cesariansby
5. Buckley SJ. The hidden risk of epidurals. Mothering Magazine. Available at: http://www.mothering.com/hidden-risk-epidurals Accessed June 18, 2009.
6. Childbirth Connection. Cesarean section...
More on high risk pregnanciesby
I would like to expand my thoughts on high risk pregnancies. Bear with me, as this will be a slightly opinionated piece... off with some common things in pregnancy that can make you high risk.
#1 - Diabetes --- whether it's an existing...