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Anesthesia: For laboring mothers at Baptist Health Corbin include:

  • IV medications, such as nubaine, morphine and stadol, which can help take the edge off pain;
  • Epidurals inserted and left in place in the lower back, once the mother has dilated to four or five centimeters provide pain relief from the belly down.
  • Spinals, a single injection of drugs into the mother's spinal canal prior to Caesarean delivery; and
  • Walking epidurals, an injection of medication into the spinal sac, followed by the placement of the epidural catheter.

Talk to your physician about what is the best option for you and your baby.