Pudendal BlockElizabeth Keefe |26, January 2001
A Pudendal Block is an agent injected bilaterally through the vaginal wall, usually in the second stage of labor. It may also be used for when forceps are used.
What will this do for me?
- Provides pain relief throughout perineum.
- No impact on pushing efforts.
- Useful for episiotomy & repair.
What are the disadvantages?
- Administration may be uncomfortable
A variety of drugs can be used during childbirth. To best understand their impact on you, please discuss your pain relief options with your OBGYN about the types, dosages, and effects of medication you may be given.
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