Epidural analgesia in labour

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7027.379b (Published 10 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:379
  1. Donal J Buggya
  1. Senior registrar in anaesthesia St Mary's Orthopaedic Hospital, Cappagh, Dublin 11, Republic of Ireland

    EDITOR,—The comments on epidural analgesia for labour in Philip Steer's review overlooked important new evidence relating to postpartum backache and a potential hazard of ambulatory epidural analgesia.1

    Steer implies that the use of epidurals in labour results in increased rates of long term backache. However, the reference supporting this is a …

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