Hypotension |Motor blockade |Fever | Urinary retention | Longer first and second stages of labor | Need for oxytocin augmentation
In epidural group, lower risk for
Nausea | Respiratory depression
Compared to placebo or no treatment and acu-stimulation, epidural group had reduced pain reporting
Women receiving epidural analgesia for pain management in labour seemed to experience increased maternal satisfaction, and need for assisted vaginal birth no longer appeared as an outcome when adjusted for modern anesthesia approaches
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