Obstetric analgesia: Current situation and alternatives

  • Omar Fernando Gomezese Surgery Department, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia
  • Brian Estupinan Ribero Universidad Industrial de Santander, Hospital Universitario de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia
Keywords: Analgesia, Analgesia obstetrical, Analgesia epidural, Acute pain, Labor obstetric

Abstract

Pain management is part of the comprehensive approach to all patients and results in clear benefits. As such, obstetric analgesia seeks to reduce pain and provide better care during labour. However, its use is sometimes limited due to lack of access to, or availability of, anaesthesia services. Alternative techniques to the epidural analgesic approach are found in the literature, for use by general practitioners or healthcare staff in lower complexity settings. This article discusses general aspects of epidural obstetric analgesia, and other pharmacological and non-pharmacological management options.

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Gomezese OF, Estupinan Ribero B. Obstetric analgesia: Current situation and alternatives. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2017 Apr. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];45(2):132–135. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/271

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Gomezese OF, Estupinan Ribero B. Obstetric analgesia: Current situation and alternatives. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2017 Apr. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];45(2):132–135. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/271
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