Ask an Anesthesiologist: Epidurals and More!

This complimentary one-hour class is led by one of our anesthesiologists who specialize in caring for mothers. The class answers common questions couples may have regarding choices for anesthesia in labor and birth.

  • Is there really such a thing as a “walking” epidural?
  • Do epidurals affect labor progress?
  • What are the risks and benefits?
  • Is it ever too late to get an epidural?
  • What if I am having a cesarean birth?

Our goal is to help you understand epidural and spinal anesthesia as an option for coping with labor and support YOU in making an informed, personal choice. Bring your questions, and we’ll bring the answers!

*Please note that although choices for anesthesia in labor and birth are covered in the Cedars-Sinai Childbirth Classes, this class goes into greater detail and allows more time for questions and discussion specifically about epidurals and spinals. 

Pre-registration for Ask an Anesthesiologist: Epidurals and More is required. Dates listed below do not guarantee availability. Class enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.  

All classes are held at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Please refer to the map of  Childbirth and Parenting Class Locations (PDF) for more information. Please check the directions yourself by GPS or other means, to ensure that you know where you are going before you leave.

Parking: The discounted parking rate is $5 for lots P1, P2, P3, P4, P5 and P6. Please be sure to bring your parking ticket to class for validation. We do not validate for parking in the Medical Office Towers. For parking assistance, contact the Hospitality Desk at 310-423-4444.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
6-7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
6-7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
6-7 p.m.