Epidural is a spinal block anaesthetic often used during birth and for caesarean section anaesthesia.  Regrettably there are pages of listed side effects and the most serious is excitation of the central nervous system epilepsy and agitation . it is also know to cross the placental barrier and blood brain barrier affecting the unborn baby.   Furthermore damage can occur in the meninges at point of entry and this may lead to back pain and long term loss of feeling due to the anaesthetic trapp... Read more