oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Non-neuraxial analgesia in labour : SASA refresher text

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Neuraxial analgesia remains the gold standard for achieving analgesia in labour. Many women, however, prefer to employ less invasive techniques to relieve pain during labour. Most non-neuraxial methods of analgesia will never provide complete pain relief during labour, but at best, represent techniques that allow a woman 'to cope' with her labour pain.

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