Epidural use in the U.S. has increased dramatically in the past 15 years. In fact, 60% births in U.S. today involve the use of an Epidural shot to decrease the intensity of labor pains. Although no one likes to experience unneccesary pain, the epidural, just like any other medication, comes with a list of side effects that you may not know! So mamas- make an informed choice when it comes to your labor and the medical interventions you may or may not elect to receive. Read the full article from Mama Natural for a rather thorough overview of epidural side effects.