Obstetric Anaesthesia practice is an emergency service, and Fernandez Hospital was the first in the country to introduce a 24-hour anaesthesia service in an obstetrics-gynaecology unit.
Fernandez Hospital has a 24-hour on-demand epidural service for painless deliveries. Epidural labour analgesia is the gold standard for providing pain relief in labour. The protocols established over the years have made it an extremely safe procedure. Today, 34% of all women going through labour opt for epidural pain relief. The team maintains a detailed and accurate record of epidurals administered and continually reviews its effectiveness. Many of our patients come back for a subsequent delivery because their first experience of pain relief in labour at Fernandez Hospital was a positive one.