The Instigator
Mildon_x
Pro (for)
Tied
0 Points
The Contender
leprechaun
Con (against)
Tied
0 Points

The use of epidural should be banned for pregnant woman

Do you like this debate?NoYes+1
Add this debate to Google Add this debate to Delicious Add this debate to FaceBook Add this debate to Digg  
Post Voting Period
The voting period for this debate has ended.
after 0 votes the winner is...
It's a Tie!
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/15/2015 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 718 times Debate No: 77690
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (1)
Votes (0)

 

Mildon_x

Pro

A lot of woman prefer to go for a natural birth, when delivering their babies. But there is still the small few that decide to go down the route of epidural. Official figures show that the number of mothers-to-be who receive an epidural, general or spinal anaesthetic has soared in recent years to 36.5%. An epidural is not exactly an overly bad thing to want during childbirth because the aim of it is to block nerve signals from both the sensory and motor nerves, which provides effective pain relief but immobilizes the lower part of the recipient"s body. It not all candy and sugar though, it does have its risks and they are quite life changing. Here are some of the risks:
They triple the risk of severe perineal tear.
They may increase the risk of cesarean section by 2.5 times.
They triple the occurrence of induction with synthetic oxytocin (Pitocin).
They quadruple the chances a baby will be persistently posterior (POP, face up) in the final stages of labor, which in turn decreases the chances of spontaneous vaginal birth
They decrease the chances of spontaneous vaginal delivery. In 6 of 9 studies reviewed in one analysis, less than half of women who received an epidural had a spontaneous vaginal delivery.
They increase the chances of complications from instrumental delivery. When women with an epidural had a forceps delivery, the amount of force used by the clinician was almost double that used when an epidural was not in place. This is significant because instrumental deliveries can increase the short-term risks of bruising, facial injuries, displacement of skull bones and blood clots in the scalp for babies, and of episiotomy and tears to the vagina and perineum in mothers.
They increase the risk of pelvic floor problems (urinary, anal and sexual disorders) in mothers after birth, which rarely resolve spontaneously
If the needle is not put in the right place or hits the spinal cord, there is a high chance that they will spend the rest of their life in a weal chair. Emobilosed from the waist down for the rest of their lives.
Personally, I am against epidurals. To me, birth should be a wondrous event where you embrase all the pain and hurt that comes with it.

http://chriskresser.com...

http://www.theguardian.com...
leprechaun

Con

Hello and thank you for letting me debate on this. I look forward to this debate.

As Pro went straight into the debate, so shall I.But first, a few rules to abide by.






      • BoP is on Pro.





      • No new arguments will be introduced in Round 5.





      • No trolling.






Introduction:

Epidurals in anaesthesia is not a new procedure and has been taking place for the past 67 years or so.
The first reported epidural was performed on January 13,1947.[1] My point is that the procedure has been around for a long time and it is seemingly absurd to have a debate on it being banned at this juncture.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org...


Why are Epidurals good?

[Cited directly from- http://www.babycenter.com...]





      • An epidural provides a route for very effective pain relief that can be used throughout your labor.









      • The anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist can control the effects by adjusting the type, amount, and strength of the medication. This is important because as your labor progresses and your baby moves farther down into your birth canal, the dose you've been getting might no longer cover the pain, or you might suddenly have pain in a different area.







      • Since the effect of the medication is localized, you'll be awake and alert during labor and birth. And, because you're pain-free, you can rest if you want (or even sleep!) as your cervix dilates. As a result, you may have more energy when it comes time to push.







      • Unlike with systemic narcotics, only a tiny amount of medication reaches your baby.







      • Once the epidural's in place, it can be used to provide anesthesia if you need a c-section or if you're having your tubes tied after delivery.

Rebuttals:
  • " But there is still the small few that decide to go down the route of epidural. Official figures show that the number of mothers-to-be who receive an epidural, general or spinal anaesthetic has soared in recent years to 36.5%."

The source article was published in 2009. This debate warrants for more recent statistics else this point stands invalid.




Disadvantages stated do not provide case study and thus is overly ambiguous to debate upon.

Numerous question appear to the humble mind when reeading upon your diadvantages. In how many cases does perineal tear occur? 10%? 20? With BoP on Pro, these are statistics which must be mentioned.

http://www.newkidscenter.com...;

The following article provides concise information the percentages of miscarriages. How is it relevant? Even with a 10% chance of a miscarriage, one has no right to be told to not get pregnant. There are pros and cons to every decision in life and if one were to go by statistics then there would be no future. Thus the thought of Pro to ban a personal decision of relieving pain during pregnancy is extremely absurd and such a debated should be ended immediately.

  • " If the needle is not put in the right place or hits the spinal cord, there is a high chance that they will spend the rest of their life in a weal chair. Emobilosed from the waist down for the rest of their lives. "Again. Ifs and buts. What if a heart transplant fails. What if one fails to remove a brain tumour. Going by your logic one should live with a clot in their heart than try to remove it because the doctors might fail.

P.S. Use the Spell Check feature.

  • Personally, I am against epidurals. To me, birth should be a wondrous event where you embrase all the pain and hurt that comes with it.


Again, personal opinions have no bearing to this debate.

Debate Round No. 1
Mildon_x

Pro

Mildon_x forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Mildon_x

Pro

Mildon_x forfeited this round.
leprechaun

Con

leprechaun forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Mildon_x

Pro

Mildon_x forfeited this round.
leprechaun

Con

leprechaun forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Mildon_x

Pro

Mildon_x forfeited this round.
leprechaun

Con

leprechaun forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Stefy 2 years ago
Stefy
What right do you have to tell a woman this? If shes given the facts its her medical decision you camt make it for her shouldnt it be the decision of the woman giving birth?
No votes have been placed for this debate.