Comparing Laboraide to a Caudal Epidural
Labor is painful, there’s no two ways about it. One of the most common ways that women in labor fight the pain is through the use of a caudal epidural. This common procedure involves a steroid and a local anesthetic injected into the lower back. This makes the area of the body from the injection site down numb and pain is relieved. Although this method is frequently used, it also has drawback for the mother-to-be in terms of being able to push as well as a longer recovery time after the birth. There are better options for pain relief that are non-invasive.
How Does a Caudal Epidural Work?
This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a needle to inject the steroid into the dura. This is delivered between the protective covering of the spinal cord and the bony vertebrae. A needle is inserted at the area, and the drugs are introduced. The epidural shot contains both a corticosteroid and a numbing agent such as lidocaine. Once the injection has been made in the lower back, numbness begins.
How Does Laboraide Work?
This is a 100% non-invasive product that will help alleviate the pain during labor and delivery. There are varying thicknesses of Laboraides to use. The 1mm thickness is best for early stages of labor, for the most intense pain, there is a 7mm thickness. It works by allowing a woman in labor to bite down, yet opening her airway open. It is discreet and won’t interfere with speech. There are no drugs or shots necessary. The woman who wears the Laboraide has completely control over when she bites down, wears, or chooses to switch to a larger millimeter Laboraide to assist with handling more intense pain as labor progresses.
Drawback for Using a Caudal Epidural
There are rarely complications with an epidural. Women who are diabetic have an increased risk of sugar levels spiking temporarily. A few women have been paralyzed from this method of pain relief, however caudal epidurals still have a low risk for most healthy, pregnant women. The main drawback is the slower recovery time and the possibility of herniated discs at the injection site. This is normally due to the ideal injection site being missed on a first attempt and another injection made necessary. Soreness at the injection site is also reported by many women. Infrequently, rashes can occur due to a sensitivity to the drugs used in the epidural. Studies show that epidurals can make delivery by caesarean section necessary because the birth mother’s ability to naturally push her baby is impeded by the epidural making her numb.
Benefits of Laboraide
The ability control when to push during delivery as well as to not to deal with the recovery period necessary after an epidural are two great benefits. Another plus of using the Laboraide is the pushing stage of labor is reduced by up to 40%, less stress on the mother-to-be equals less stress on the baby. Although many epidural procedures are covered by insurance, the procedure still has a high cost associated with it. Using Laboraide is inexpensive and also reduces the risk of needing surgical intervention during delivery. Women can choose the thickness of the Laboraide they want to use in direct correlation to the amount of pain they are experiencing in labor.
Hundreds of women have utilized this new method of non-invasive, non-drug pain relief and reported easier pain management and less overall pain during labor. A full 95% of women that have used Caudal Epidural during their deliveries would recommend this product to a friend to use in their labor and delivery.