An epidural is a procedure that injects a local anaesthetic into the space around the spinal nerves in your lower back. It blocks the pain from labour contractions and during the birth very effectively. In meanwhile you can move and can push the baby. This method has minimal side effects on both mom and baby. It effects quickly.
Very rare side effects can be seen. The needle used for epidural area can hit a nerve . Bleeding area around the spinal cord can be happen.But these are extremely rare.
Most of time after epidural injection you can walk within a half hour. But doctors monitorize your vital signs at least half hour at the beginning and no need to walk in that time.