Dr. Alfred Mujyemamfura, a medical doctor at Baho International Hospital has explained the method has been introduced to maintain high quality services to patients and assuage mothers’ pain during delivery.
“Epidural analgesia for labor is a method applied at hospital that consists of injecting an expectant mother with a syringe stimulating labor and protects her from pain until she gives birth. There is a syringe women are injected with at the lower part of the back. The syringe is pulled and leaves a catheter that helps us to inject drugs into the muscles that cause a woman to have a lot of pain to reduce it,” he said.
Dr. Mujyemamfura explained that the syringe is injected with a woman during dilation stage lest the method is applied prematurely.
He however explained that the method might not be applied in certain health conditions.
“There are categories of people who are not injected with the syringe. The first is the person unwilling to go through the method. Secondly, we don’t apply it to a person with critical health conditions like Hypovolemia that could lead to low blood pressure,” affirmed Dr. Mujyemamfura.
Among others, he explained that ‘Epidural analgesia for labor’ cannot be applied to a person with the issue of blood clotting or heart complications because it would cause disability.
Dr. Mujyemamfura reminded mothers that there is no need to suffer so long as there is a painless method.
Epidural analgesia for labor is only applied to women not undergoing Cesarean section. For more details about services at Baho Internatonal Hospital, call +250 788 125 035.