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Gas and Air
Gas & Air (Entonox)
Member Name: truffellady
Gas & Air (Entonox)
Advantages: helps get through the pain
Disadvantages: doesn't stop the pain, can cause sickness
Entonox or Gas and Air as it is more commonly known is given to ease the pain in child birth, I have had 2 natural births with entonox being my only method of pain relief and it truly is amazing.
I know that some people get very sick with entonox and a lot of people don't like it, I on the other hand couldn't get enough. It is the strangest thing I have ever done by far, like a extra strong version of being drunk, entonox didn't stop the pain it just made it easier to cope and made me feel slightly weird and floaty. I had very strange illusions and found the pain and my surroundings both scary and amusing.
You take entonox through a tube that you breath in, you control how much you have, I kept having as much as possible, the deep breaths of the entonox help your breathing pattern and I found the tube was very handy to bite down on when pushing.
I would recommend this to anyone having a baby, as a first type of pain relief it is very good and chances are you will get through with just this. Don't be put of by the fact it can cause sickness, it doesn't in most cases and even if you have been sick through the pregnancy it doesn't mean this will make you sick, with both my boys I was sick for 7 months solid every morning and most afternoons, even the morning of the birth, but entonox didn't even make me feel sick let alone be sick.
It is worth a try!
Summary: Its worth a try
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