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Birth is a painful event, but remember that it has a purpose in pains. Each contraction makes you a little closer to the birth of your baby. No matter how determined you are to use pain relief methods, you should look at it from a wide angle. The necessity of these methods depends on the process of giving birth and your ability to withstand the pain. If you are experiencing more pain than you can tolerate, do not hesitate to ask for pain relief.
Epidural anesthesia temporarily numbs the nerves leading to the lower parts of the body. It is especially useful for removing back and back pain at birth. Epidural block is becoming more and more popular for both normal and cesarean deliveries as well as relieving severe birth pains. The main reason for this is that it is safer and easier to apply. It takes about 20 minutes to apply epidural. You are asked to lie on your side by pulling your knees on your stomach. This tube is left in place and the pain medication is given again if necessary. The effect of the drug lasts for about 2 hours. When epidural is applied, you will be under constant control and your movements will be limited due to the presence of catheter in your waist. In addition, the baby's heartbeats are constantly monitored on the monitor as they may affect the baby's heartbeat.
This method is used to relieve second stage pain and is generally preferred in normal way at birth. It is applied through a needle inserted into the area around the perineum and vagina. It is most useful when forceps are used and may last until the episotomy is performed.
Gas and air
The mixture of oxygen and nitrogen oxide makes you feel good and relieves pain. It is effective at the end of the first stage of labor. You should breathe the gas applied with the hand mask. The effect is seen within a minute or two when you feel the pain will begin to take a few deep breaths of gas. This gas does not have a harmful effect on the baby, but it is still rare to use today.
Other pain relievers
Meperidine hydrochloride which is a strong painkiller is the most commonly used painkiller in women's birth. It usually doesn't affect contractions. It is given about 2-3 hours before birth. The mother's response to the drug and the degree of pain reduction are very variable. Some women argue that the drug loosens themselves and endures contractions better; Caesarean section may be given to relieve the pain.
General anesthesia, once one of the most popular methods for painless delivery, is now used only in surgical births (caesarean section). Due to its rapid effect, it is mostly used in emergency situations where there is no time for regional anesthesia. After injecting some prodrugs, the general anesthetic agent is added to the respiratory tract. An expert anesthesiologist does this. The mother will be unconscious at all stages of childbirth. It may cough, ache in the throat, nausea and vomiting due to a tube placed in the throat. A temporary blood pressure drop is another possible side effect. In this way, the baby may be born before the medication reaches a large amount. By laying the mother on its side (usually to the left) and giving oxygen, it is attempted to increase the oxygen to the baby.
Another side effect of general aesthetics is that the vomiting and vomiting of the mother are suppressed, as cough reflexes are suppressed, and the possibility of escaping into the lungs leading to pneumonia.