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The Blood Patch: Info You Can Use

| April 20, 2013 | 120 Comments

Updated: July 29, 2016 So you are getting a blood patch for a spinal headache.  What is a blood patch? What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the tube inserted at all. Procedure was not […]

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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! What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the tube inserted at all. Procedure was not performed. None. I got awesome sleep. my […]

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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? What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness Serious […]

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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. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness Serious bruising and pain […]

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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?  What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the tube inserted at all. Procedure […]

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Epidural Side Effects for the Laboring Patient

| January 31, 2013 | 74 Comments

Updated: July 29, 2016 Getting an epidural but curious about potential epidural side effects? Your answers are here. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the tube inserted at all. Procedure was not performed. None. […]

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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. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the tube inserted at all. Procedure was not performed. […]

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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. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, […]

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What is an Epidural?

| March 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

Want to learn more about an epidural and epidural anesthesia? What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the tube inserted at all. Procedure was not performed. None. I got awesome sleep. my sides of my […]

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