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We have a dedicated team of experienced obstetric anaesthetists in Oxford offering care during labour.

We have a 24-hour low-dose epidural service. The epidurals are patient-controlled, allowing you to control the amount of pain relief you receive to be comfortable and mobile during labour.

We aim to attend you within an hour of your request for pain relief, however the Delivery Suite can be extremely busy, and anaesthetists sometimes have to prioritise emergencies over epidurals.

If an anaesthetist is not immediately available, we can offer you other forms of pain relief until they are free to come to you.

Anaesthetic procedure for emergency epidural in labour

Anaesthetic procedure for elective Caesarean section (C section)