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Obstetric Anesthesiology

The Division of Obstetric Anesthesia at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is committed to promoting excellence in the practice of obstetric anesthesia, research, and education of the next generation of physicians. We provide modern anesthetic management of obstetric patients from the most routine births to the most complex.

The primary goal of obstetric anesthesia is to make the labor and delivery experience safe and pleasant for the mother and her baby. For many women, regional anesthesia (epidural, spinal, or combined spinal-epidural) will be the most suitable anesthetic. We are appropriately equipped to provide safe anesthetic care during labor and delivery and post-anesthesia recovery care. To ensure the safest and most effective anesthesia for obstetric patients, a qualified anesthesiologist is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the labor and delivery unit.

Obstetric anesthesiologists are anesthesiologists who completed the standard four-year residency training in anesthesia, and who share interest in the care of the pregnant patient and the newborn. The division is directed by an anesthesiologist with an additional one year fellowship training in obstetric anesthesia.