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Laughing gas for childbirth: The new way to have a pain-free labor?

Although nitrous oxide is a drug, it’s a viable option– even for women who want to have a natural birth. “It can help her get through a contraction in a different way and distance herself from the contraction,” said Jenna LoGiudice, a certified nurse midwife and assistant professor at Fairfield University’s School of Nursing. “It’s not necessarily a pain relief method but it’s helping the woman decrease her anxiety and mentally get through a contraction.”

Appeared on Fox News on 6/15/14

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