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Because an epidural delivers medicine directly into a mom’s spine to numb her, they tend to work pretty fast! Once the procedure is done, a mom will usually lie back in bed and wait for the numbness to kick in. She might notice her toes tingling at first, and soon—hopefully—she’ll

be having contractions without even realizing it!

For lots of moms, the epidural can be a super-fast solution to the strong contractions they’re experiencing, which is preferable to other pain relief techniques that might take more concentration or time than the laboring mama can deal with in the moment.

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