Labor & Birth

Labor & Birth

Easing Labor Pain May Help Reduce Postpartum Depression

A recent study by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) looked at 201 women who received epidural analgesia, the study found those with more pain relief during labor had lower scores on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). What does this mean for mother's planning a natural birth? A  closer look at the ASA Studies (this one from 2016, and another from 2014) reveal...