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Old 05-27-2011, 07:31 PM   #13
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Re: Nitrous for birth

I tink Nitrous Oxide sounds like a WONDERFUL option. I think it could be an awesome tool for moms who want to use it. I think it definitely should be offered in the US as a regular pain management tool. Why not?


recent research offers no evidence that epidurals increase the C-section rate (as natural childbirth advocates sometimes claim), they can slow labor, which may or may not increase interventions like vacuum extraction.
So... epidurals slow labor and increase interventions. How does that not lead to C/S again? Because I'm pretty sure those two things are exactly what leads to a higher chance of C/S.

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