Would you consider Laughing Gas?

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Would you consider Laughing Gas?
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Mon, 02-14-2011 - 9:38am

The professionals are checking on it but rumor has it that it's safer for the baby than an epidural. I remember my g/f had a terrible time with both of her epidurals.

Laughing Gas Returning as Option for Laboring Moms


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Registered: 04-18-2001
Mon, 02-14-2011 - 10:33am
I was offered gas when I got to my room at the hospital. (I live in Canada, so there's some necessary context. :) ) I didn't think I could breathe properly with the mask on, which sounds silly, but it turns out I was less than 30 mins away from the end of the delivery, so I say my body was just telling me to focus on my job. LOL

I should have researched pain relief options so I would know what I was getting into and could give an informed answer as to whether the gas is safe. Sounds a lot less invasive to use gas...

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Registered: 06-22-2008
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 7:22am

Hmmmm.... not sure it would have worked for me.

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Registered: 12-06-2006
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 9:20am
If it worked as well as an epidural I'd consider it. But I have a hunch it would just make me mad that I was in so much pain AND laughing LOL
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Registered: 05-03-2003
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 4:33pm

I would love to have an alternative to the epidural.

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Registered: 09-08-2004
Fri, 02-18-2011 - 8:37am
I just do it naturally....that seems to be the safest option for the baby. :)



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Registered: 04-18-2001
Fri, 02-18-2011 - 11:39am
Apparently that's what my boys thought - I couldn't hold anything down with Tim and when it was Ben's turn, most of the labour happened at home.

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Registered: 09-21-2009
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 12:58am

I completely agree, Ashley.

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Registered: 02-28-2006
Wed, 02-23-2011 - 10:16am

I was in Canada for my first and I used the gas because I really didn't want the epidural.

 
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