This unique handbook provides the first guide to the use of epidurals in obstetrics. It presents clear, practically based descriptions of procedures, enabling maternity staff to answer patients' questions accurately and with confidence. The book is fully comprehensive, fully covering the medical aspects of epidurals including all the relevant anatomy and physiology. It also includes a chapter on how to talk to patients without using medical jargon. This handbook will be ideal for easy reference for all junior anaesthetists, midwives, and operating department assistants.