Laughing Gas

New Trend in Delivery Rooms: Laughing Gas for Labor Pain

The Short of It

It’s no laughing matter; laughing gas is increasingly being offered at birthing centers for pain management during labor.

The Lowdown

You may have received laughing gas during a dental procedure, but now some women are choosing nitrous oxide over an epidural to help them get through hard contractions.

“It’s totally patient controlled. I had complete control over when I took breaths and how many breaths to take,” a patient who opted to use laughing gas at the Minnesota Birth Center in Minneapolis told WCCO news. Read more