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  • n. Plural form of epidural.

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Examples

  • The amount of medication placed through spinals and epidurals is just enough to make mom comfortable.

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  • She calls the epidurals she received with her babies "humane."

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  • Though nitrous oxide is commonly used for labor pain relief in Canada, Britain and other countries, it's been all but abandoned in the United States in favor of other options, such as epidurals, said Judith Bishop a certified nurse midwife at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and leader in the effort to reintroduce nitrous oxide for labor.

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  • There is a low risk of side effects with "epidurals," but these can include nausea, backache, a sudden drop in blood pressure, severe headache and more difficulty pushing possibly resulting in the need for forceps or a Cesarean delivery, according to the American Pregnancy Association.

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  • Though nitrous oxide is commonly used for labor pain relief in Canada, Great Britain and other countries, it's been all but abandoned in the United States in favor of other options, such as epidurals, said Judith Bishop a certified nurse midwife at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and leader in the effort to reintroduce nitrous oxide for labor.

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  • "Our experience is that women are looking for alternatives to drugs and intervention such as epidurals, and certainly the women I have treated report a very high satisfaction rate from acupuncture treatment during labour with very little use of other pain relief methods."

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  • "Our experience is that women are looking for alternatives to drugs and intervention such as epidurals, and certainly the women I have treated report a very high satisfaction rate from acupuncture treatment during labor with very little use of other pain relief methods," she said.

    Taipei Times

  • Hutton, associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and G.necology of the Michael G. DeG.oote School of Medicine remarks: "Women who plan a home birth are often more motivated to avoid interventions such as epidurals, which reduce the potential for other interventions."

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  • Most doctors would begin by recommending medications (usually a combination of pain relievers and muscle relaxers), physical therapy, injections (such as epidurals or cortisone), and even surgery in the worst cases.

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  • I received an education, I can vote, I had the freedom to choose if I wanted to give birth to a child, and epidurals when I did.

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