The Pelvic Floor Project

Discussing epidurals with an anesthesiologist

July 05, 2021 Melissa Dessaulles from Mommy Berries Season 1 Episode 17
The Pelvic Floor Project
Discussing epidurals with an anesthesiologist
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The Pelvic Floor Project
Discussing epidurals with an anesthesiologist
Jul 05, 2021 Season 1 Episode 17
Melissa Dessaulles from Mommy Berries

I recently sat down with  anesthesiologist, Dr. Hardave Gill to ask some of your questions about epidurals.

As a physical therapist, my focus is on helping women feel better connected with their body in order to help you feel in control during your birth.
Here is what we covered:

  • Is epidural use on the rise?
  • What would make a labouring mom NOT a candidate
  • The details around 'walking epidurals'
  • What are the risks of epidural?
  • How long does it take for pain relief?
  • What does the prep look like?

and the most important question I asked Dave:

"Would YOU choose an epidural"

I LOVED his answer.


Dr. Hardave Gill is a Royal College of Physicians of Canada certified Anesthesiologist. Prior to his medical training and specializing in Anesthesia, he trained and worked as a pharmacist. 
He has been serving the population of Interior Health for the past 5 years, and is a Clinical Professor for the department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia.

Thanks for joining me! Here is where you can find more:

my online course to walk you through pregnancy, birth prep and postpartum recovery: https://mommyberries.com

Follow me on:

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Show Notes

I recently sat down with  anesthesiologist, Dr. Hardave Gill to ask some of your questions about epidurals.

As a physical therapist, my focus is on helping women feel better connected with their body in order to help you feel in control during your birth.
Here is what we covered:

  • Is epidural use on the rise?
  • What would make a labouring mom NOT a candidate
  • The details around 'walking epidurals'
  • What are the risks of epidural?
  • How long does it take for pain relief?
  • What does the prep look like?

and the most important question I asked Dave:

"Would YOU choose an epidural"

I LOVED his answer.


Dr. Hardave Gill is a Royal College of Physicians of Canada certified Anesthesiologist. Prior to his medical training and specializing in Anesthesia, he trained and worked as a pharmacist. 
He has been serving the population of Interior Health for the past 5 years, and is a Clinical Professor for the department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia.

Thanks for joining me! Here is where you can find more:

my online course to walk you through pregnancy, birth prep and postpartum recovery: https://mommyberries.com

Follow me on:

Instagram

Facebook

YouTube