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Labour

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Pain in early labour is limited to dermatomes (AIIMS Nov. 2012)



A T10 - L1
B S1- S3

C L4 - L5
D L2- L3

Ans. A

T10 - L1

a. Afferent impulses from the cervix and uterus are transmitted to the spinal cord via segments T10-L1.

b. Second-stage pain is principally somatic in nature and is transmitted through the spinal S2-4 segments.

c. For painless labour, Epidural analgesia and pudendal block is given. Pudendal nerve, which is a somatic nerve, supplies S-2-3-4 segment.

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