The personnel at the Department of Resuscitation of the Perinatal Center conduct anesthesia and narcosis that are tested and absolutely safe for health. Our specialists have high qualifications and unique experience in the field of obstetric anesthesiology.
We perform more than 3,000 different types of anesthesia annually.
The main pharmacological method of labour pain relief is epidural anesthesia. This is one of the safest methods that causes no complications and is widely used all over the world.
This anesthesia lets the woman move, take a comfortable position, feel her body since only pain sensitivity is reduced. Our anesthesiologist meets the woman, consults on her condition, recommends the best method of pain relief, and explains all the manipulations. It is proved that the trust in doctors and the positive attitude of the mother help to reduce pain sensations. We advise, explain, suggest but in no way compel to do anything. The family is the one to make the final decision.
Spinal anesthesia (neuro-axial analgesia techniques) is used in 90% of cases of the Cesarean section. At this type of anesthesia, the woman remains in consciousness and is involved in the process of childbirth as much as possible: hears the first cry of her child, makes eye contact, the child is placed on the mother’s chest and put to the breast.
We are well aware that the psychological support of the mother, psychoprophylaxis, preparation of the woman for childbirth contributes to the reduction of the use of anesthesia, as well as the number of medications. And the Perinatal Center pays great attention to this issue.
General narcosis is used much less if there are contraindications to spinal or epidural anesthesia. It should be noted that today general narcosis is conducted by competent specialists and has no a variety of complications. On the contrary, all the risks of complications are minimized, medications and their concentration are balanced so that patients easily undergo all of the adaptation periods.
In addition to anesthesiology, our specialists conduct intensive therapy in cases that threaten the life of the mother and the child. It may be associated with such complications of pregnancy as preeclampsia (gestosis), severe toxemia, bleeding, respiratory or cardiac failure, extragenital pathology, which requires intensive therapy.
All women in labour, who undergone surgery, are transferred to the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care with children, in the absence of contraindications. We constantly monitor the patients’ condition, ensure timely anesthesia or treatment. The Department encourages the mother to stay with her child, allowing the husband or another relative be in the ward. This often positively affects the condition of the mother and her contact with the child. We support early breastfeeding, often in the operating room.