Research Article

Lumbar epidural analgesia in labour: a 24-hour service provided by obstetricians.

Br Med J 1977; 2 doi: (Published 06 August 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;2:371
  1. A B Taylor,
  2. S H Abukhalil,
  3. M M El-Guindi,
  4. B Tharian,
  5. J A Watkins


    Of 309 consecutive cases of epidural analgesia provided by obstetricians, 250 set up by junior obstetric staff. Midwives managed the epidural analgesia and gave the top-up doses as part of their traditional role in providing pain relief in labour. This practice was thought to be influential in producing a high sponn epidural analgesic service can safely be provided by obstetricians in a small maternity hospital.