Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association
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LabourPains.com
Information about pain relief and anaesthesia by doctors for you

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Welcome to LabourPains.com

Welcome to LabourPains.com, the public information website of the OAA. Here you can learn all you need to know about the benefits and complications of epidurals in labour and other forms of labour pain relief, about your choice of anaesthesia for caesarean section, and more. The information is all written by doctors - specifically anaesthetists - who specialise in providing pain relief and anaesthesia for women during and around the time of delivery. The information is trustworthy, unbiased and scientifically proven.Take a look, tell us what you think and spread the word!

PAIN RELIEF IN LABOUR
Pain Relief in Labour

Evidence-based information about epidurals and other forms of pain relief for labour, written by doctors

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CAESAREAN SECTION
Caesarean Section

Information about the options for anaesthesia if you need a caesarean section, written by doctors

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INTERNATIONAL
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Translations of our information material in around 40 different languages

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FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions! – And some useful links

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