Wednesday, December 03, 2008

New Dutch guidelines for epidurals

According to Expatica, epidurals will now be available at all Dutch hospitals:
New guidelines mean women giving birth at any hospitals in the Netherlands can now ask for epidurals.

Women can now demand epidurals while giving birth at any hospital in the Netherlands.

The change is part of new guidelines issued by the national association of gynaecologists, obstetricians and anaesthetists.

Up to now, the Netherlands was one of the few countries where the use of epidurals during labour was not standard practice.

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