The next session of We’ve Got Your Back! Epidural/Intrathecal class is coming right up - 7 to 8:15 pm, Tuesday, July 10. Anesthesiologist Virginia Price, MD, will be presenting this important information so expectant moms understand their options.
You may not think you will want an epidural or intrathecal for labor pain. If that is your goal, we wish you the best, but we do want you to make an informed decision. It's much easier to find out the facts when you're calm and NOT in pain than when you're having contractions. I am not trying to convince you to have an epidural, but rather I’m trying to convince you to think ahead about what you're going to do about labor pain. Being prepared is important.
Also, you never know when you might have to have a regional anesthetic because you unexpectedly need to have a cesarean birth.
Just in Case
Not everyone can stay awake by having a regional anesthetic for a cesarean delivery, but that’s our goal. If the situation is life-threatening for mom or baby, a general anesthetic must be done (you'll go all the way to sleep). However, those situations occur nationwide only less than 1 percent of the time – thank goodness! By staying awake with a regional, you’ll be able to have your birth partner with you to share in the moment when your “little miracle” puts in his or her first appearance – and that’s really special!
The class is short, sweet (I bring chocolate!) and to the point. I encourage questions. If you've been to class then we don't have to go over everything when you're in pain. We can start the procedure and get you out of pain! Just tell the anesthesiologist, “Dr. Price went over it really well in class. Please start.”
There is no cost. Simply email email@example.com to pre-register. If you have already reserved your spot, there’s nothing more you need to do. I hope to see you at We’ve Got Your Back!