Journal of Anesthesia

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 412–422 | Cite as

Controversies in obstetric anesthesia

Invited Review Article


Obstetric anesthesia has become a widely evidence-based practice, with an increasing number of specialized anesthesiologists and a permanent research production. We believe that with the review of commonly discussed and controversial points the reader will be able to incorporate an evidence-based practice into their routine and offer to parturients and their babies a safe, reliable and consistent anesthesia care.


Anesthesia Obstetric Epidural Spinal Labor Cesarean 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hospital for Special SurgeryNew York CityUSA
  2. 2.Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiologyBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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