Injection for delivery pain relief

I am 36 weeks pregnant and heard about some Injection for delivery pain relief which helps in normal and painless delivery. Is it true? I am scared about the pain and want to go for normal delivery.

I am interested in finding more about this injection. Is it safe for the baby and mother?

Are there any side-effects in future?

 

Injection for delivery pain relief
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Obstetrics & Gynae

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  1. Yes, that is right. Epidural anesthesia can be given before delivery, when you are 3 cm dilated. It is effective in pain reduction, but it increases the chances of cesarean section delivery as the pain is reduced and hence your effort for normal delivery reduces. Also it might lead to the baby being in distress. Overall, it is effective but the chances of cesarean delivery increases in this case.
    But definitely there are no side-effects in future.

    You may find this read useful: http://medimetry.com/2015/08/03/vaginal-birth-or-c-section/