Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association
Promoting the highest standards of anaesthetic practice in the care of mother and baby
LabourPains.com
Reliable information from doctors, midwives & mothers on
pain relief & anaesthesia choices for your baby’s birth

Welcome to OAA
The Obstetric Anaesthetists Association provides education and training for anaesthetists, midwives and other practitioners involved in caring for pregnant women in the UK and overseas. It produces free, authoritative information for the public about epidurals and other forms of labour pain relief and anaesthesia for caesarean section. Learn more about our activities.

LOGIN / JOIN

Learn about benefits of joining the OAA – Unlock members-only content – Manage your account

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MEETINGS

Browse forthcoming events and book a place – View details of previous events

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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Recordings from previous OAA events – Lecture handouts – WFSA Tutorial of The Week – ‘The Glass Spine'

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INFORMATION FOR MOTHERS

Up to date, multi-language information on pain relief in labour, anaesthesia for caesarean section and more!

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IJOA & PUBLICATIONS

IJOA: the scientific journal of the OAA – Pencilpoint newsletter – Other obstetric anaesthesia publications

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CLINICAL GUIDELINES

Hand-picked, peer-reviewed sample guidelines from departments around the UK for you to use

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NOAD & SURVEYS

Access to National Obstetric Anaesthesia Database and results of OAA’s approved member surveys and audits

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GRANTS & INTERNATIONAL

Find out about OAA's research grants, travel bursaries and work overseas.

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