February 28, 2019

“Most women feel numbness from the waist down after an epidural, says ob-gyn Kecia Gaither, MD, Director of Perinatal Services for NYC Health+Hospitals/Lincoln. “They may feel pressure from the uterine contractions, but no pain.” A number of hospitals now offer patients a little remote “top-up” button to press while laboring, which releases small amounts of the anesthesia as needed to keep you comfortable for longer.”

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