20Con: Have To Wait For The Right Team
Although an epidural tends to work pretty quickly once it’s placed, the downside to getting one is you have to wait for the right team to come insert it. While having pain medication via IV is an option in many places—along with things like laughing gas in other areas—those pain
relief prescriptions can usually be delivered by a nurse. And while some studies suggest that IV meds can affect the baby more than an epidural does, sometimes moms need to take the edge of the intensity off while waiting for the anesthesiologist to come through with her epi!