Figure 4-5. Paracervical block
Figure 4-6. Pudendal block.
(3) Saddle block (low spinal). Saddle block (low spinal) (see figure 4-7) is
an injection of anesthetic agent directly into the spinal canal below the spinal column to
cause loss of sensation below the injection site. The patient has to sit up on the table
with legs crossed or hanging over the side. The doctor should numb just the areas that
would be touched. The saddle block numbs the abdominal and pelvic areas below the
umbilicus to include the perineum, legs, and feet. It blocks the urge to push although