An epidural provides pain relief and allows you to remain conscious. Here you'll learn about epidurals including how they work, when they're administered, risks, and more.

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My Epidural Didn't Work. Here's What I Wish I Knew
When I thought about labor, I wasn't concerned. But what no one told me was that sometimes epidurals don't work.
What Is an Epidural & How Does It Work?
Learn about spinal injections and epidural injections to decide if one of these forms of anesthesia is right for your labor and delivery.
8 Facts About Epidural Side Effects
Everything you need to know about potential epidural complications, from headaches and back pain afterward to other, more serious risks. 
Pregnancy Confidential Podcast Week 30: Epidurals
Find out what's going on in week 30 of your pregnancy on this podcast episode of Pregnancy Confidential.
The Pros and Cons of Epidurals vs. 'Natural Births'
Trying to weigh the benefits of "natural birth" against getting an epidural? Read about the pros and cons of each birthing option, as well as two real-life stories of different deliveries.