The perception of pain during labour or delivery can vary from person to person. The first time mother’s need proper antenatal counselling to tide over the period. Antenatal exercises, proper diet plans and antenatal exercises and physiology of labour can be discussed during the counselling.
Epidural anaesthesia is administered for pain management during labour, which means that a pregnant woman has a painless and comfortable labour. The anaesthesia is a local anaesthesia in which it is injected near the spinal cord in the spinal canal.
There will be numbness of the body below the waist, but movements are not impaired. The anaesthesia is given when the patient is in active labour and it can be given as a single injection. It is administered as multiple doses through a special epidural catheter by a expert anaesthetist.
Entonox is an analgesic gas used during labour. It consists of N2O+O2 – 50% mostly used in active stage of labour.
where the patient should TAKE 5-6 Deep inhalations during intense pain in labour. onset of pain relief after 20 sec and the effect lasts for 1 min. This analgesic gas can be used by the patient voluntarily which gives pain relief during labour.