Taken from American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Surgery can be an emotional time. When the surgery is to be performed on your child, it is especially stressful. There are things you can do to reduce the chance that your fears and anxieties, as a parent, will be transferred to your child. Children who are less anxious and less fearful have an easier time before and after surgery.
Remember your emotions and anxiety level influence your child. Keep calm and in control of your emotions to help your child do the same. Follow the recommendations listed to accomplish this goal. For more information,
Labor is a natural — although, sometimes challenging — process. No two women have the same perception of labor pain, and no two labors are exactly alike. Ultimately, you need to choose pain management options that are right for you.
Our Anesthesia team includes four Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). CRNAs are advanced practice nurses with specialized graduate-level education in anesthesiology.
Someone who is an advocate for knowing all your options is Richland Hospital Nurse Anesthetist, Rachel Shannon – Goodrich, CRNA, APNP. She joined the Richland Hospital anesthesia team with a great deal of experience in anesthesia options for mothers during childbirth. With this addition to the team, we are able to expand and enhance our already existing services to obstetrics and labor analgesia.