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Serious complications from anesthesia very rare during childbirth, new study finds

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Expectant mothers concerned about receiving an epidural, spinal or general anesthesia during childbirth can breathe a little easier.  According to a study published in the June issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®), serious complications due to anesthesia during childbirth are very rare, occurring in one out of every 3,000 deliveries.

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