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Why are More and More Pregnant Women These Days Opting For Laughing Gas During Labor?

By Andrew Alpin, 4 October 2022

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As a woman nears the end of her second trimester, she starts to have mixed feelings about labor. Most women fear the pain associated with child delivery. Indeed, it is extremely painful while giving birth to a child. The alternative is a C-section which will leave your body with a permanent scar. As your due date gets closer, you start having a lot of questions. How you’ll deal with labor pain is likely one of the biggest questions, especially if this is your first child. You may have looked into getting an epidural, a spinal block, or Demerol. You may also be thinking about giving birth without any drugs. While doing your research, you might have also heard about laughing gas, a new alternative pain relief option that sounds funny.

Nowadays, more and more women are opting to use laughing gas as an effective pain killer while going into labor. Here’s the logic behind their decisions-

9 months of pregnancy often leave women exhausted and a bit impatient to give birth

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By the seventh month of pregnancy, many women are exhausted after being sick, bearing cramps, headaches, nausea, and more. They just want to be done with being pregnant and giving birth already. At the same time, the fact that their due date is getting closer makes them happy. Most people may have already set up the baby’s room and bought everything they will need for the hospital and the first few days at home.

9 months of pregnancy often leave women exhausted and a bit impatient to give birth

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Most women are willing to bear the pain if they don’t go into premature labor

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Let’s not forget about the women who have back pain now that they are in the third trimester because their bellies are so big. They just need to lose this big belly so they can really hold their baby. No matter what, most women can’t wait for the day they give birth. As long as their baby isn’t born too early, they would be happy to go into labor at any time.

Most women are willing to bear the pain if they don’t go into premature labor

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Until recently, using an epidural was the most common for women to bear labor pain

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Still, many of them are afraid of the pain of labor. In the last few decades, an epidural has been the most common way for women in labor to deal with pain. However, it seems that young women now prefer less invasive options these days. While things like hypnosis and meditation are still options, many women choose nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas.

Until recently, using an epidural was the most common for women to bear labor pain.

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