Thanks to the development of technology and medical help, women now have a lot of options to ease the pain of child delivery.
A few of these options include epidural, effective massages, deep breathing and now nitrous oxides.
Nitrous oxide a.k.a laughing has been used in Australia and Europe during child delivery and has gathered a lot of momentum. The gas greatly helps in reducing the anxiety related to child delivery and can effectively reduce the pain. However, it does not eliminate it altogether.
A lot of research has gone into this end. The studies conducted and data collected from 1958 women being treated with nitrous gas shows that the results from this process are quite promising.
Unlike popular options like Epidural, laughing gas does not numb any body parts of the mother. Additionally, it does not eliminate all the pain like popular narcotics.
The primary idea of laughing gas is to disengage the patient from the pain she might be feeling. In other words, the patient will still feel the pain but won’t be grinding with it.
There is no such preparation if one wants to be treated with laughing gas during labor. The mother can eat and drink right up to labor and there is no need to wait up for the anesthesiology.
A trained nurse can take up the responsibility of showing the patient how to breathe through the mask.
The best part is that the party is in full control. She can decide how much drug to inhale since she will be holding the mask.
So what are the benefits that you can get using laughing gas during labor?
Well, there are many. Here are a few to look into:
The gas helps the patient to relax and stay in one position.
It can help one deal with needle phobia since this gas helps to deal with anxiety.
Reduce pain during the most painful stages of labor and pushing.
So heave mothers-to-be. This might be your chance to have a smooth and relatively less painful delivery!