Pudendal Block (I highly recommend this) I have done this twice and will be doing it again.
Here is a description -----
The pudendal block gets its name because a local anesthetic such as, lidocaine or chloroprocaine
, is injected into the pudendal canal where the pudendal nerve is located. This allows quick pain relief to the perineum, vulva, and vagina. A pudendal block is usually given in the second stage of labor just before delivery of the baby. It relieves pain around the vagina and rectum as the baby comes down the birth canal. It is also helpful just before an episiotomy
is usually preferred for a pudendal block because it has a longer duration than chloroprocaine
which usually lasts less than one hour.