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Environ Health Prev Med


Association of epidural analgesia during labor with neurodevelopment of children during the first three years: the Japan Environment and Children’s Study.


Shima M, Tokuda N, Hasunuma H, Kobayashi Y, Tanaka H, Sawai H, Shibahara H, Takeshima Y, Hirose M
Environ Health Prev Med. 2022; 27:37.
PMID: 36171117.


Epidural analgesia relives pain during labor. However, the long-term effects on neurodevelopment in children remain unclear. We explored associations between exposure to epidural analgesia during labor and childhood neurodevelopment during the first 3 years of life, in the Japan Environment and Children's Study (JECS), a large-scale birth cohort study.