Even if epidurals are safe, there is still a small chance that mothers can experience certain epidural side effects. It’s important to be aware of these symptoms, so that you can immediately inform your doctor about them.
Here are some possible side effects:
Low blood pressure
One of the most common epidural side effects is low blood pressure. This is usually expected, and doctors will be monitoring your blood pressure as you recover. However, if your blood pressure drops too low, then doctors will give you medication to help bring it back up3.
Your blood pressure should be able to go back to normal once you have fully recovered.
Second on the list of epidural side effects is nausea. This typically happens as a result of having low blood pressure. Though, it’s possible that the medication given can be the reason why you’re feeling sick. It usually goes away after the anesthesia wears off.