Epidural Anesthesia - 
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Study suggests epidurals lead to ore invasive tests for newborns

Babies and their mothers who receive epidurals during labor have higher temperatures, leading to testing  newborns for infection 

Epidural Anesthesia 
  associated with invasive tests for newborns. 
63% of the women (1,047) studied received epidurals, but their number accounted for
96% of those who developed fevers during labor. Their babies accounted for around 86% of all newborns tested for sepsis and about 87% of those given some form of antibiotics.
  Medical Risks of 
Epidural Anesthesia During Childbirth

By Lewis Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D.and Morgaine Mehl-Madrona
   Epidurals increase caesarean section rate


   Study on the effects of epidural anesthesia reveals  longer labors and increased rate of Cesarean surgery