Delivering babies – obstetric anaesthesia

16 October marks World Anaesthesia Day. In celebration of the great developments and achievements within the specialty of anaesthesia and the role of anaesthetists, this podcast series provides insight into three key areas – obstetric anaesthesia, neuroanaesthesia and managing COVID-19 – showcasing what anaesthesia is all about.

In this episode podcast host Dr Sarah Muldoon and Dr David Bogod shine a light on the constant presence anaesthetists are on labour wards. Find out how anaesthetists support women giving birth from pre-consultation to postpartum recovery making sure the experience of childbirth is as pleasant as possible for everyone involved.

Dr David Bogod

Consultant Anaesthetist (recently retired) and past RCoA Council Member

Dr Sarah Muldoon

Consultant Anaesthetist at King’s College Hospital and RCoA Council Member

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Please listen to our other two episodes in celebration of World Anaesthesia Day covering managing COVID-19 and neuroanaesthesia.

Recorded on 24 September 2020 by the Royal College of Anaesthetists.