• Preparing for Baby

    Epidural 101, What is an Epidural?

    Read the disclaimer. This post contains affiliate links that help me run my blog. It does not cost you anything extra! Epidural 101, what is the process of an Epidural? Read here. Epidural anesthesia is the most popular method of pain relief in labor. What is Epidural Anesthesia? Epidural anesthesia is regional anesthesia that blocks nerves in a specific area of the body. The goal of an epidural is to provide pain relief, not anesthesia. Epidurals help relieve about 80-85% of your pain. What do I mean by this? We want you to have pain relief (analgesia instead of anesthesia), not be a limp noodle. Anesthesia leads to a total…

  • Preparing for Baby

    Epidural 101, What is the Process of Getting One?

    Planning on getting an epidural? What does the process entail? Well, get the inside scoop from a Labor and Delivery nurse. Read the disclaimer. This post contains affiliate links that help me run my blog. It does not cost you anything extra! What is an Epidural? Read here. Okay so let me start off with this. Epidurals don’t take away ALL the pain, only about 80-85% of the pain. Now you must be thinking, “Then why spend all that money if I am still going to be in pain?”  Ok so here is the thing. The pain is different. It isn’t the same pain as contractions  (if that makes sense). You…