As Someone Whose Had An Epidural, Here's What You Need To Know — Plus Everything Else From An Expert
Just pretend you don't know how long the needle is, k?
Hello, curious little minds!! (I always wanted to be a kindergarten teacher — plz embrace the cheesiness and let me have my moment.) Anyway, it's another week which means we have another new topic to learn about! Last week we learned some surprising things about sleep and before that we talked about all things sex. This week, we are going to investigate epidurals. Let's FIND THE FACTS.
Last year when I answered your questions about my experience with vaginal childbirth, many people had lingering questions about getting an epidural — which, if you didn't know, is anesthesia that numbs you from your waist down. So, first I'll talk about my own experience, and then we'll get into the real facts from expert Dr. Mary Jane Minkin.
Dr. Minkin is a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine, and founder of MadameOvary.com. She doesn't have an Instagram, but you can read more about her background here!