Re: Nitrous for birth
Here in BC it is available for all moms. There is a tank in every labour and delivery room! I've used it for all of my labours. It doesn't take the pain away just dulls it a bit. It wears off between contractions and is safe to use. They don't let you use it while you are pushing though. It is the first drug they offer because it is so safe. My labours have all been a little different and I have only had one labour where nitro alone was enough pain relief. I have one epi (36 hour labour) and the other two a combo of nitro and other injected pain meds.