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The Blood Patch: Info You Can Use

| April 20, 2013 | 93 Comments

Updated: July 29, 2016 So you are getting a blood patch for a spinal headache.  What is a blood patch?

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Labor Epidural Video: The Best One to Watch

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are you curious about labor epidurals? Check out the newest video about epidurals!

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The Types of Anesthesia: Your Definitive 5 Minute Guide

| February 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

Curious about the different types of anesthesia?  What is the difference between local anesthesia, general anesthesia, and conscious sedation? How about nerve blocks, spinals, and epidural anesthesia? And exactly how much alcohol is in a bier block?

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The Day of Surgery

| February 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

The day of surgery can provoke a variety of emotions, from excitement to anxiety and sometimes fear.  Learn about the important events on the day of surgery so that you can be more informed.

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The Labor Epidural: Is it Dangerous For Me & My Baby?

| February 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

Many women have had a labor epidural.  And many women have strong opinions, for and against labor epidurals.  Want to learn more? 

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Epidural Side Effects for the Laboring Patient

| January 31, 2013 | 60 Comments

Updated: July 29, 2016 Getting an epidural but curious about potential epidural side effects? Your answers are here.

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When Can I Get an Epidural?

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Have you been wondering, when can you get an epidural during labor?  Lose the fear, get the facts here.

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Where Does An Epidural Go?: See This Quick 3D Video

| May 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Check out this cool 3D video from Bupa health that shows you how and where an epidural catheter is placed. Pay special attention to the cool British accent. See if you can spot any potential “problems” with their animation. I’ll talk about them after the jump.

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What is an Epidural?

| March 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

Want to learn more about an epidural and epidural anesthesia?

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