Some Psychological Aspects of Epidural Analgesia

  • M. Garel
  • M. Crost
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This study is part of a study on maternal and neonatal consequences of epidural analgesia, carried out in the Department of Anaesthesiology of the “Hôpital Port-Royal Cochin”. In the two maternity units of this hospital, pregnant women more and more often request epidural analgesia in advance. Three main questions are raised by the increasing number of such requests:
  1. 1.

    Why do dome women consider epidural analgesia as a necessity, even before the beginning of labour?

  2. 2.

    How do women feel after their experience of epidural analgesia?

  3. 3.

    Is epidural analgesia the right answer to the women’s original request?



Epidural Analgesia Amniotic Membrane Psychological Aspect Maternity Unit Neonatal Consequence 
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  • M. Crost

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