Nature’s Epidural: Genetic Variant May Explain Why Some Women Don’t Need Pain Relief During Childbirth

Women who do not need pain relief during childbirth may be carriers of a key genetic variant that acts as a natural epidural, say scientists at the University of Cambridge. In a study published in the journal Cell Reports, the researchers explain how the variant limits the ability of nerve cells to send pain signals to the brain. Full story.

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