Painless Delivery & Caesereans (Epidural Anaesthesia)
Mehndiratta ensures smooth and comfortable journey through Labor
and Delivery – the most important and joyous event in a woman’s
Patients frequently quote about the comforting and expert care
provided by Dr. Kiran Mehndiratta and her team, nurses and staff.
Many mention our state-of the-art delivery suites, which are
family-friendly and help you feel as comfortable and at-home as
possible. We don't just deliver babies, we help create families.
From prenatal education to choice of childbirth, your family is as
involved as you would like.
The obstetrical anesthesia service provides 24-hour coverage for
obstetrical emergencies, elective cesarean deliveries, post-partum
tubal ligations, cervical dilation and evacuation procedures, and
a full epidural service, including intrapartum and post partum
pain management. Pain management not only includes epidurals for
laboring patients, but also for the control of immediate post
anesthesia is one way of taking away the pain of labor and birth.
Like most medical treatments it has risks and benefits. It is
important that you learn about those risks and benefits before
deciding if an epidural is right for you.
anesthesia uses repeated doses of a local anesthetic in the
epidural space of the spinal area. It numbs the nerves from the
uterus and birth passage without stopping labor. A successful
epidural once administered gives you an almost pain-free awake
state throughout the entire labor and birth of your baby.
An epidural is
administered by an anesthesiologist, a physician who is a
specialist in anesthesia. Your labor is watched carefully before
the medication is given. A specially trained nurse or the
physician will be near you until the baby is born.
You and your
support person should discuss risks and benefits and sign a
written consent before the epidural anesthetic is given.