That’s not clear because very little research has been undertaken on the impact of nitrous on the newborn.So by every parameter we can measure, nitrous has far more impact on women and babies than an epidural, yet nitrous is “good” and epidurals are “bad.” What accounts for this paradox?Just a nice slow mellow pretty damn euphoric time, I think its pretty euphoric sometimes anyway.Tolerance builds way too quickly to use this too often though, thats why im staying away from buying a lot of powder at one time.It really makes no difference to midwives whether women use “drugs” in labor to relieve pain, even if those drugs limit ability to move in labor, alter consciousness, impair memory, decrease oxygen levels, readily cross the placenta and sedate the fetus … Her book, Push Back: Guilt in the Age of Natural Parenting (Harper Collins) is available 4/5/16.
So Im not to sure about thier quality, small blue pills, personally found 3-4mg Etizolam equiv to 1mg Alaprzolam.
The handout glosses over the impact of nitrous on the baby: Nitrous oxide is the only pain relief method used for labor that is cleared from your body through your lungs.
As soon as you pull the mask away, the effect of breathing the gas is gone within a few breaths.
It is so common that in some countries as many as 8 in 10 women use nitrous oxide to help with labor pain.
Women in these countries have been using this method of pain relief in labor safely for many years.