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May 11th, 2008, 05:55 AM
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I have a buddy I chat with from the UK and she said her plans are to use laughing gas during labor but I had never heard of this as an option before! Does anybody know about it? Has anyone done it?
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May 11th, 2008, 04:38 PM
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She means Nitrous Oxide, the same gas that the other mums in our DDC have spoken about using already. 'Laughing Gas' is a nickname for it b/c it can make you feel a bit lightheaded and giggly.
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May 11th, 2008, 07:20 PM
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I know WHAT laughing gas is yeah but I had no idea people used it for pain relief during labor.. What does it really do for you in that situation like how does a laboring woman really benefit from it? Does anyone have experiences with using this?
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May 11th, 2008, 08:50 PM
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I read about it on some websites, and I don't think it's available in the US. I don't know anything more about it.
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May 11th, 2008, 09:15 PM
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The info I've read is that it varies from woman to woman as to how it affects them. Some have no response, others find it is more than enough. Some feel fantastic and 'off with the fairies' while others can find it makes them nauseous. There's plenty of information online about it and I'm sure lots of BTDT mommies can offer their experiences but there's no real way to predict how you will react to it if you choose to use it when the time comes.

Sorry I can't be more helpful...
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May 12th, 2008, 04:44 AM
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Nitrous def. makes you nauseated! And while it's used for anesthesia in surgery, it's not common anymore for labor and delivery.
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May 12th, 2008, 09:02 AM
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I have heard of it being used but I don't know anyone that has used it. I wonder what effect it would have on the baby. Niknok, do you know?
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