Thursday, April 28, 2011

Alternative for Pain Relief During Labor

So I read this interesting article today about using laughing gas instead of other traditional means to help with labor pain.  I found it fascinating.  It is not supposed to take away the pain but the patient is so out of it she does not care she is in pain.


Laughing gas (or nitrous oxide and oxygen) is often used in dental procedures to help patients have less anxiety and discomfort without being completely sedated.


Yeah... I'm not sure if I'd choose this option even if it was presented to me during labor.  It may be nice to have this option though if for whatever reason an epidural is not available or unable to be done in time.


The article also notes that some folks who want to go all natural can choose this option for a short period to ease discomfort during a rough patch.  And as a side note...  kudos to all you out there who have gone all natural or plan to for labor.  I like my epidural. 


You can click on this link if you are interested in the actual article.

3 comments:

  1. It must be really interesting to have this as an alternative for pain relief while having labor. I'm lucky that I don't have to go through it again. I'm pretty much satisfied with my 2 wonderful kids. I would love to have more children, but really, the labor pain just kills me.

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  2. I heard the experiencing pain during labor is one of the toughest parts of being a woman, there's no other pain quite like it.

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  3. Wow great article about labour pain relief. Personally though, I prefer the natural way. Call me crazy but I think the less amount of drugs in your body, the better for your baby.

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