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Safety and complications of labour epidural analgesia in obese parturients: worrying is not worth the weight!

Medhavi Saxena
Ankur Sharma
Shilpa Goyal
Nikhil Kothari

  1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India
Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2024; 56, 1: 17–27
Online publish date: 2024/03/29
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The physiological transformations accompanying pregnancy, compounded by the implications of obesity, pose intricate challenges for anaesthesiologists attending to obese parturients. Obesity makes it harder to successfully provide epidural analgesia to a parturient. This narrative review explains the most recent data on the safety and complications of providing labour epidural analgesia in obese expectant mothers. We have emphasised the evidence-based approaches that are the most effective for obese pregnant mothers receiving labour epidural analgesia.

labor, epidural, obesity, pregnancy, analgesia

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