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Planning for a new child is one of the most joyous occasions in life.

Planning your pain management can ease your concerns going into labor and delivery.

Some women are able to sooth the pains of labor through breathing exercises or other relaxation techniques. Other new mothers may find the use of pain medications beneficial during their delivery.

Bend Anesthesiology Group doctors are experienced in providing care to aid both mother and child through delivery in the most comfortable state possible.




Systemic analgesia is achieved when medicines are injected into the patient’s muscle or vein, decreasing the sensation of pain over the entire body without the loss of consciousness.


Often referred to as an epidural block, your anesthesiologist will inject certain drugs into your lower back that will cause the loss of feeling in the lower areas of your body, but allow you to still remain conscious and alert. Epidurals can be administered soon after contractions start or further along in the labor process. This technique is often coupled with additional medications for cesarean deliveries or when vaginal births require the assistance of vacuum extraction or forceps to deliver the baby.


A spinal block, like an epidural, is injected into your lower back and brings short-term relief. It is usually given for pain relief during delivery or cesarean section, and is usually only used once during the birthing process.


This combination technique utilizes the benefits of both forms of regional pain relief. The spinal block immediately relieves labor pains, while the epidural provides pain relief throughout the labor process


Local anesthesia provides a temporary loss of sensation only at the particular area where the drug is administered. A local anesthetic may be used when your doctor performs an episiotomy or repairs any vaginal tears that may have occurred during delivery.




Bend Anesthesiology Group is here to reduce the pains of labor and delivery

It is important that you consult with your doctor well before your expected delivery to choose which types of pain relief and relaxation methods are best for you and your child.

On the day of your delivery, be prepared to be flexible in some of your decisions, feel free to ask any questions, and most importantly, do not worry. We are all here to help you and the newest addition to your family.