Kaiser Health News
Since the mid-1800s, laughing gas been used for pain relief, but it’s usually associated with a visit to the dentist.
In the early 20th century, women used it to ease the pain of labor, but its use declined in favor of more potent analgesia. Now, a small band of midwives is helping to revive its use in the U.S.
One hospital in Rhode Island, South County Hospital in North Kingstown, has just added nitrous oxide, the formal name for laughing gas, to its menu of pain relief options for labor. [Read more…] about Laughing gas for labor pain? It’s poised for a comeback