Childbirth is a beautiful yet challenging experience for women. While it brings immense joy, the process can be accompanied by intense pain and discomfort.  
In recent years, the introduction of Epidural Analgesia has revolutionized pain relief during labour, improving the birthing experience for mothers in Ghana. In this post, we will discuss the benefits and facts about this procedure, attributed to the expertise of esteemed obstetrician Dr. Kwadwo Atobra Antwi of County Hospital and anesthesiologist Dr. Irene Bandoh of County Hospital and Komfo Anokye Teaching hospital.


What is Epidural Analgesia?

Epidural Analgesia involves the administration of pain relief medication directly into the epidural space surrounding the spinal cord. This highly effective technique significantly reduces pain during labour, allowing women to have a more comfortable birthing experience. The procedure is administered by skilled anesthesiologists and offers both short-term relief and long-term benefits. See detailed explanation here

Insights from Dr. Irene Bandoh

Dr. Irene Bandoh, a pediatrician at County Hospital and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, emphasizes the significant impact Epidural Analgesia has on both the mother and the child. Reduced pain and anxiety during labour result in a more relaxed mother, leading to improved maternal-infant bonding and breastfeeding initiation. Moreover, Dr. Bandoh emphasizes that stress reduction during childbirth has a positive effect on the child’s overall well-being, as it contributes to a calmer birth environment.
Dr. Bandoh’s expertise and understanding of the importance of maternal-infant bonding provide valuable insights into the long-term benefits of Epidural Analgesia. With her collaboration and contributions from the maternity and pediatric departments, County Hospital Ghana continues to provide compassionate care to mothers and their newborns.


The Role of Dr. Kwadwo Atobra Antwi

Dr. Atobra Antwi, a leading obstetrician at County Hospital Ghana, has been instrumental in promoting the use of Epidural Analgesia in the country. His extensive knowledge and experience in obstetrics have led to safer and more comfortable deliveries for countless women. Dr. Atobra’s expertise and commitment to improving maternal healthcare have significantly contributed to the successful integration of Epidural Analgesia into County Hospital’s healthcare system.



Epidural Analgesia has brought about a remarkable transformation in the realm of pain management during childbirth in Ghana. Thanks to the expertise and commitment of esteemed professionals like Dr. Kwadwo Atobra and Dr. Irene Bandoh, mothers can now experience the joy of childbirth without the burden of excessive pain. County Hospital Ghana is proud to provide this breakthrough solution, ensuring the well-being of both mothers and their precious babies.

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