I am working as a childbirth educator in Canada. In my region, families expecting twins are recommended to have an epidural during labour, regardless of the health and positions of the babies. From what I can gather, the physicians are recommending an epidural in labour "just in case" , because of the increased risk of caesarian birth with twins.
The moms have expressed some concern with having an epidural, because of the known risks associated with epidurals for single births.
I would like to know what the benefits and risks are for an epidural during twin labour and delivery.