Epidural injection for chronic pain relief
An epidural injection can be used for most people, usually giving a safe and effective form of pain relief.
An epidural anaesthetic can be used for most people, usually giving a safe and effective form of pain relief both during and after an operation or procedure.
Links to our information partners' articles about childbirth options.
A local anaesthetic temporarily numbs a part of your body. Here's what you should know about 'having a local', and questions to ask your doctor.
There are different forms of anaestheisa that can be used to provide a safe and effective way for you to have an operation or procedure, and to give you pain relief. Most people do not have any problems and are satisfied with their anaesthetic.
Pain relief during labour
Learn about the different ways to relieve pain during childbirth, and how your support person can help you.