Epidural rates in Pittsburgh hospitals are pretty high, so many of our clients will have one. There are a number of reasons you might still want a doula!
A doula helps with positions and techniques to continue the labor process once the epidural is placed and you’re confined to bed. Lying down can slow labor, but we have some ideas that can help you maintain your progress when you’re resting. We discuss when you need to just sleep, and when you might want to be more active, even on the epidural. We’ll remind you to roll over regularly to maintain even relief from your epidural, too.
Epidurals are not 100% effective, can offer partial relief or wear off, and