UCSF OB Anesthesia Meeting - page 2

Just returned on Sunday from the UCSF OB anesthesia meeting, held annually in San Francisco, and I can say that I really enjoyed the conference. It was very informative, interesting, and San Fran's... Read More

  1. by   hello2you
    That is great information!
    How early is "early" , can you place the epidural prior to ANY contractions?
    ie.. walk in the door bolus fluid start epidural then pitocin/AROM?
  2. by   fergus51
    "The research team, from Chicago's Northwestern University, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that they had used a variant called a combined spinal-epidural, which is thought to have a lesser impact on mobility"

    Sounds like that may have something to do with it eh? I have worked in places with so called walking epidurals and in places where the epidurals were insanely dense, and I saw a definite difference in pushing ability