Tag: epidural

Epidural Fever

Sara Wickham looks at the research relating to ‘epidural fever’, which has considerable implications for women and babies.


Sara Wickham debates the language of pain relief in labour, and asks how we can get better information out about the benefits and risks of this.

Epidural Fever?

Here’s a clinical mystery… On one postnatal ward in a fairly average hospital at the beginning of this year, almost a third of the women were being given antibiotics.  Several of these women’s babies were also receiving antibiotics.  In all…