Will I be able to feel anything if I have an epidural or spinal block?

Normally you will be numb from about the waist down. You may be able to feel some touch and pressure and ideally you will be able to help push when it is time to do so (epidural).

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Epidural anesthesia

Type of regional anesthesia produced by the injection of a local anesthetic into the epidural space (just outside the membrane that protects our spinal cord) of the lumbar or sacral region of the spine (lower back). Patient feels numbness from the abdomen or pelvis downward and is used especially to control pain during childbirth. Often a very small tube or catheter is left in place so you can receive more mediation as needed.

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