Hi everyone! I'm in third tri with my second child. First birth I was induced and had no pain relief. Now my hospital offers nitrous oxide gas as an option which I'm excited about. Would anyone mind sharing their experience with it? Hoping for some dissociation from the pain and that it doesn't mess with my breathing too much. When do you get it? Before transition? After? I found pushing fairly 'easy' (ha!) compared to everything before it.
I was induced and got given it after they broke my waters before I got my epidural. It didn't do too much for the pain but found I didn't really care lol. Made me a bit loopy, DH's favourite story it when I looked at him so seriously and said "what would you look like if you were a gremlin?" Midwife was cracking up too. Definitely giving it another go this time and just gonna try breathing it in a bit earlier than last time
Made me feel drunk too. I had it from 5cm dilated. Towards the end I had far too much and didn't feel like I was in the room! I could hear the midwife saying I needed to slow down with it but I didn't listen so felt out of it. Once the pushing started I kind of forgot about taking it though so everything went back to normal.
I will definitely be using it again.
I only used it with the early contractions as i started to make myself sick with it, so i gave up on it. I DO like it though, and went back to it while being stitched up I absolutely HATED that part and it was the only thing to stop me shooing them all away haha
I was using it for about 15 hours on/off with my first and all it was was a distraction but I had it a tiny bit when pushing with my second and it did help me breathe but then feel drunk for 30 seconds after the contraction lol.
It was a good distraction technical & really helped me regulate my breathing through the contractions. Did make me feel a bit spaced & I remember the midwife telling me off for chewing the end of the tube lol
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