Pain Relief


Thinking about using gas (nitrous oxide) in labour? Learn how to get the most from it first.

How to use gas effectively in labour

Many women in labour don't use gas effectively and suffer more side effects than benefits. Here's how to get the most out of this pain relief option.

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Decisions about an epidural should be made by the labouring woman.

When to ask for an epidural

When to start epidural pain relief during labour and delivery should be up to the mother, researchers say.

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