Childbirth and Pain Relief: An Anesthesiologist Explains Your Options

Childbirth and Pain Relief: An Anesthesiologist Explains Your Options

by Sanjay Datta, M. D. Datta
     
 

Written to help the expectant mother sort through the different anesthesia (total pain block) and analgesia (partial pain block) options that are available today, this book empowers women to make informed choices regarding pain relief in childbirth. It describes the recent and dramatic changes in pain relief options including new medications, and the role of

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Written to help the expectant mother sort through the different anesthesia (total pain block) and analgesia (partial pain block) options that are available today, this book empowers women to make informed choices regarding pain relief in childbirth. It describes the recent and dramatic changes in pain relief options including new medications, and the role of anesthesiologists who are continuously creating ways to improve pain relief for labor and delivery to give expectant mothers some control during the delivery process. This book looks at the advantages and disadvantages of anesthesia and pain medications, covers the physiological changes experienced by the expectant mother as they relate to pain relief, and details natural childbirth options.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780962600395
Publisher:
Next Decade, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.31(d)

What People are saying about this

Professor Sam C. Hughes
It is refreshing to read such a clear and focused book that can be a great guide for all expectant parents.
—Department of Anesthesia, San Francisco General Hospital
Simon Gelman, M.D., Ph.D.
The beauty of this book lies in its simplicity. Childbirth and Pain Relief is a 'must read' for expectant parents.,br>—Leroy D. Vandam/Benjamin G. Covino Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Robert Barbieri, M.D.
One of the great advances of modern medicine is that expectant mothers can receive effective and safe pain relief during childbirth. Childbirth and Pain Relief combines the best of several pain relief approaches and brings them together in an easy to understand book. The author, Dr. Sanjay Datta, is a world-recognized expert in this area; and has dedicated his entire professional career to improving both the safety and effectiveness of techniques to relieve pain in childbirth.
—Kate Macy Ladd Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Brigham and Women's Hospital
David Birnbach, M.D.
Pregnant women should understand their options for pain relief during childbirth. Dr. Datta's book, Childbirth and Pain Relief, provides a clear and informative review of this complicated subject and will be extremely helpful to many expectant parents.
—Past President, Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology, Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology, St. Luke's -- Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York

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