A Cross-Sectional Study to Find Out the Type of Relationship between the Use of Epidural Analgesia during Labor is Linked and Adverse Outcomes for Newborns in Iraq


Demographic information and data were collected from different hospitals in Baghdad, Iraq, where 500 women patients were collected. The aim of the research is to conduct a cross-sectional study to find out the type of relationship between the use of epidural analgesia during labor and the negative outcomes of newborns in Iraq. It was concluded in this study the use of epidural anesthesia leads to a negative impact on the method of delivery, in addition to the standards of newborn mothers, and epidural anesthesia has become a general method intended to reduce pain in patients’ women during labor, and it can extend to newborns at childbirth. 500 patients were included and distributed into two groups (with epidural 200 patients and without epidural anesthesia 300 patients), and this study was conducted on women aged between 25 to 35 years in Iraq. The use of epidural anesthesia is a major and important factor in relieving pain during labor for pregnant women in Iraq. This effect may vary depending on the condition in which epidural anaesthesia is provided Although epidural anaesthesia is considered safe from a health point of view, it may generate some negative effects, especially in the mother, including the presence of a high temperature in addition to that, a decrease in blood pressure


Anesthesia, Epidural, Labor, Newborns, Effects