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The Pain of Labor

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posted on 2010-09-01, 00:00 authored by Eric Jeng
Anesthesia is a field in medicine that was developed and dedicated almost exclusively to the relief of pain. Maternal Labor is a painful process, and with today’s advances in technology and medicine, we now have the means to provide patients with having a not only memorable, but also almost pleasurable experiences in labor, mainly through spinal and/or epidural anesthesias. The play on words here is that the field of Anesthesia is no “walk in the park”, and it’s almost ironic that Anesthesiologist work long and laborious/painful hours in their line of work to help in their own quests to relieve pain. In my work as an Extern for the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Illinois Hospital, I work closely with the Obstetrics Anesthesia Residents to provide laboring mothers with relief from their pains of labor.


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Entry in 2009 in The Image of Research, a competition for students in graduate or professional degree programs at UIC, sponsored by UIC's Graduate College and the University Library. Images of award recipients and honorable mention images on exhibition in the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences, April 16-May 12, 2009.

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