For pregnancy, definitely allows you to rest if your labor is prolonged. It’s gonna reduce the discomfort of childbirth, and some women report having a better birth experience. It also allows you to remain alert and be an active participant in your birth. It may help you deal with exhaustion, irritability, and fatigue. If the epidural anesthesia is used for labor and delivery, it can also be used in case you need a C-section or emergency section. The epidural will allow you to stay awake and informed of what is happening as your labor progresses.