Epidural Without Guilt is the only book that takes the fear and mystery out of pain relief for childbirth. In this groundbreaking work, Dr. Gilbert Grant analyzes the latest medical studies about epidurals and spinals, and presents them in a commonsense, reader-friendly format. Dr. Grant delivers a completely new way to look at epidurals. Instead of focusing only on the risks of getting an epidural, he discusses something few people ever consider: the risks of NOT getting one. Mothers-to-be and even health care professionals may be surprised to learn that epidurals can speed up labor, don't increase the risk of cesarean, can reduce the likelihood of postpartum depression and can help with breast-feeding. In Epidural Without Guilt, Dr. Grant shares insights he has gained from caring for thousands of women giving birth over the past quarter-century, debunks the myths about epidurals and spinals, and explains how women can safely and comfortably enjoy the birth of their child.
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