20Con: Have To Wait For The Right Team

Ready to be a Mom

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!

Next 19 Pro: Takes The Pain Away

More in Did You Know...