Web Sites that Address Epidural Anesthesia for Childbirth

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Epidural analgesia has become a popular way to reduce pain during labor. Because epidural use is not limited to women who plan its use, but extends to some who originally planned a nonmedicated birth, it is important for the childbirth educator to provide information on this topic to all women. In this column, the authors provide examples of Web sites that address epidural anesthesia. Web sites for professionals and consumers are included. Encouraging the use of such resources by expectant parents can provide them with good information and allow the class time on this topic to be that of clarification.

Keywords: Web resources; childbirth education; epidural anesthesia

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1624/105812404X6243

Affiliations: 1: Sabrina Cubera is a BSN student in the College of Nursing at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. She is also a nurse technician in the post-anesthesia care unit at Palmetto Health-Baptist in Columbia. 2: Kristen Montgomery is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at the University of South Carolina.

Publication date: September 1, 2004

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