An epidural is a local anaesthetic injected into the space around the spinal nerves in the lower back, which relieves pain during delivery. Here you can read about the treatment, effect, and side effects. The information might be overwhelming so if you have any questions, it may be a good idea to discuss these with your midwife or obstetrician.

Prepare yourself for the epidural

About the treatment

Risks and side effects

Be aware

More information




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