This slim paperback should be required reading for pregnant women. Few books get this detailed about epidural pain relief, and it is such important information for women to have as they consider their options during childbirth. --Library Journal, Oct 1, 2010
About the Author
Dr. Gilbert J. Grant is Director of Obstetric Anesthesia at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Grant has continuously been engaged in clinical and laboratory research focused on improving patient care. He was an active participant in the changeover from the “old-fashioned” epidural in vogue at the beginning of his career to the walking “walking” epidural he now routinely administers. Since 1989 he has worked on developing an ultra-long-acting local anesthetic designed to provide sustained pain relief. Dr. Grant has published numerous scientific papers and chapters for medical textbooks, and he lectures at educational institutions and scientific meetings in the United States and abroad.