Published in Women's Health Weekly, November 11th, 2004
A recent review of the available evidence, however, indicates otherwise. The study, titled "Discontinuation of epidural analgesia late in labour for reducing the adverse delivery outcomes associated with epidural analgesia," was published in The Cochrane Library newsletter (Issue 4, 2004).
In five studies with nearly 500 women, the data showed that discontinuing epidural pain relief had no significant effect on the number of instrument-assisted deliveries or other...
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