Multimodal postcesarean delivery analgesia

Anne Lavoie*, Paloma Toledo

*Corresponding author for this work

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Cesarean deliveries can be associated with moderate to severe postoperative pain. Appropriate management of pain is important because it results in better patient satisfaction, earlier mobilization, and improved maternal-infant bonding. There are many individual options for treatment of pain; however, multimodal analgesic therapy has become the mainstay of treatment. In this article, the epidemiology of postcesarean delivery pain, pain mechanisms, and the multiple options available to providers for treatment of postoperative pain are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-455
Number of pages13
JournalClinics in Perinatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2013


  • Acute pain
  • Cesarean delivery
  • Chronic pain
  • Multimodal analgesia
  • Neuraxial analgesia
  • Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs
  • Opioid analgesia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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