Columbus Community Hospital

Pain management

Pain management can be one of the most intimidating aspects of childbirth for new moms, which is why Columbus Community Hospital offers you several different forms of pain management/anesthesia. We will work with you to find the right pain management option — or more than one option, if needed.

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Some of the most commonly administered pain management tools for childbirth include:

  • First-line pain management – showers, walking, massage, birthing balls and deep breathing to help the mother concentrate on relaxation.
  • Intravenous (IV) medications.
  • Epidurals – a pain management method used to continuously deliver medications through a tiny catheter placed in the small of a woman’s back. This allows most women to fully participate in the birth experience, while relieving many of the pains of labor.
  • Spinal (intrathecal) – similar to an epidural, but the medications are administered with a needle into the spinal canal.
  • Pudendal block – local injections of anesthetic that numb the vaginal area in preparation for delivery.
  • Transversus abdominus plane (TAP) block – the injection of a long-acting local anesthetic into the muscle layers of the abdomen following a cesarean section to help with surgical pain for up to three days.

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Columbus Community Hospital
4600 38th St.
Columbus, Nebraska 68602-1800