We realize that the birth of your child will be one of the most important experiences in your life, which is why we are committed to making this event as safe and comfortable as possible for you and your baby. The Obstetric Anesthesia Service covers the Labor and Delivery unit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide specialized care for you.
Any time you are on the Labor and Delivery floor, you can request to speak with one of the obstetric anesthesiologists. If you have a medical condition that may have an impact on anesthesia during your labor and delivery, your obstetrician or midwife will ask us to speak with you. This may occur days or weeks before you are due to deliver.
The anesthesiologist will spend a few minutes interviewing and examining you to become familiar with your medical history. This ensures that if you need or choose anesthesia for any reason, we will be prepared to provide the best possible care for you. A discussion with the anesthesiologist in no way obligates you to have anesthesia. Our desire is to provide you with the best possible information so you can make the most informed decision for you and your baby.