Obstetric anaesthesia

Learn more about obstetric epidural anaesthesia or spinal anaesthesia for pain during labour and caesarean section procedures.

Anaesthesia shock: fatal decisions

Despite numerous calls for action about the unacceptably high rate of obstetric anaesthesia-related deaths, mothers are still dying at the hands of inadequately trained doctors.

Obstetric anaesthesia

Many anaesthesiologists supply an obstetric epidural service. This may be simply for controlling the pain of labour, or may be for a Caesarean Section.

Spinal anaesthesia risks

Lack of knowledge and experience are contributing to an inexcusable number of maternal deaths from spinal anaesthesia in South Africa.

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