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Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia provides numbness or loss of sensation to a limited area such as when an episiotomy is performed to widen the vaginal opening. It does not lessen the pain of contractions. Local anesthesia rarely affects the baby and has no side effects once the numbness wears off.

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