What is Obstetrics and Gynecologic Anesthesia
Obstetric anesthesia serves to relieve pain caused by natural childbirth, or the surgical procedure (caesarean section). It is also used for many other gynecological procedures, including Hysteroscopy, Novasure and Adiana.
In the case of births there are 3 types of anesthesia:
- Peridural anesthesia.
This type of anesthesia is the most frequent. The doctor who applies it installs a syringe outside the sac of fluid that surrounds the spinal cord, known as the epidural. This liquid causes the area to block and lose sensitivity avoiding pain. This anesthesia is recommended for long procedures.
- Combined spinal-epidural anesthesia.
This anesthesia combines spinal (spinal) and epidural anesthesia. The effect is immediate and works for short procedures.
- Neuroaxis anesthesia.
This anesthetic alternative is not recommended, since they have a lower effectiveness in pain relief and include opioid or intravenous and nitrous oxide inhalation.
Obstetric anesthesia is very helpful for women:
- You will not feel the known contractions before delivery.
- During delivery, blood flow is greater to the uterus and placenta, which greatly benefits the baby.
- After delivery, keep the person relaxed for a couple of hours.
This anesthesia also helps to perform procedures such as episiotomy, scraping of the uterine cavity.
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