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  • A final note of caution: there have been some claims that lower back tattooing can make it difficult for women in childbirth to receive an epidural as the lower back tattoo can obscure the spine if it is inked over.
  • For example, The American Pregnancy Association states that an epidural may make pushing more difficult, which may result in the need for interventions like pitocin, forceps, or vacuum extraction.
  • Your baby's heart rate can be affected by the contractions, his/her movements, and interventions such as narcotics, an epidural, or an amniotomy (rupturing your membranes).
  • If you're worried about the pain of childbirth, but are not willing to consider an epidural or other medical interventions, acupressure may be an alternative to consider.
  • If an epidural or spinal were used, Duramorph (a pain medication similar to morphine) is often administered through these catheters just prior to completion of surgery.