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Should I Get An Epidural During Labor? Yes!

Epidurals are routinely used to provide analgesia during the labor process. Many women聽swear by them and will request for an epidural even before they are committed to labor by the obstetrician. Others “want to be a hero” (as the saying goes), and try to tough it out without any pain …

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Finished With Neuroanesthesia As A CA-2 – Back To Obstetrics

I finished my CA-2 rotation in neuroanesthesia last week and am back on the labor and delivery (L&D) wing providing parturients with labor analgesia (epidurals, spinals, combined spinal-epidurals). This time, I’m a more senior resident and helping coordinate the overall work flow among the junior residents. Fortunately every single one …

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Finished With Obstetric Anesthesiology As A CA-1

Tomorrow is my last day of obstetric anesthesiology and also my last day as a second year anesthesiology resident (CA-1). Over the last two months,聽I’ve done a ton of epidurals, spinals, and combined spinal-epidural anesthetics to help provide labor analgesia and surgical anesthesia for my patients. There’s nothing more gratifying聽than …

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First Three Weeks of Obstetric Anesthesiology

Its become very evident that obstetric anesthesiology聽is聽an entirely different animal聽compared to my other rotations. I聽haven’t intubated anyone in three weeks. All my patients are relatively young, pregnant women. I haven’t even seen a vial of propofol in a week! For various reasons, the preferred means of anesthesia for parturients remains …

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