High Risk Pregnancy Care
Painless delivery refers to the use of an epidural injection which is given by an anesthesiologist for pain relief during labour. It is injected in the lower back, and a plastic tube is placed through which drugs are released around the spinal cord. It is injected only once when you are in active labour which means you are having at least three contractions in 10 minutes. Epidural doesn’t always provide 100% pain relief, but it substantially reduces pain and sensations in the lower half of the body. In early labour, pain can be managed using natural methods like warm showers, massages, and exercises.
While any pregnancy can be challenging, high risk pregnancies may potentially threaten the health of both the mother and the fetus. High risk pregnancies need a greater level of attention and monitoring since they carry an elevated risk of complications, and increase a baby’s chances for health and developmental problems at birth and beyond.