You will take the quiz during the Thursday tutorial & discuss labor analgesia and anesthesia.
Analgesia & Anesthesia
Pain is a normal part of labor but no one should suffer. Suffering is like depression - a sense of hopelessness, that the pain will never go away. Talk honestly with your patients about pain management - don't wait for labor to have the discussion.
What is the best method of pain relief during labor?
What is the effect on labor, the baby and on breastfeeding of epidural analgesia vs IV analgesics?
When is it too soon in labor to get an epidural? Too late?
The powerpoint from Dr. Anjani Reddy on Management of Labor Pain provides a good overview.
What is a doula?
What does a doula do?
This presentation by Dr. Liza Goldman provides a good introduction to the concept of continuous labor support and the role of a doula.