Is nitrous oxide safe to use during labor if asthmatic?

Yes - with care! Nitrous oxide is a general anesthetic that may be used in the rare case of cesarean section requiring general anesthesia, regardless of maternal asthma history (unless in acute crisis during the delivery). This is an issue for anesthesiologists to address - however keep in mind that the drug crosses over to the fetal circulation at 80% of the maternal serum levels and can cause neonatal depression.

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Is nitrous oxide safe to use during labour if someone has asthma?

Loaded Question. Nitrous is a inhaled sedative that can help relax you and make you more calm, it also is alway delived with oxygen. The two combined can reduce asthma symptoms because of the increased oxygen intake and the nitrous may act as a bronchodialator which is also very beneficial. Obvoiusly using it with delivery should be and informed choice that you and your provider discuss.

Is it safe to use nitrous oxide during labor?

Nitrous. Nitrous is used much in europe and england for very effective analgesia during labor. It is generally regarded as safe. In the us, however, it has not gained the traction similar to such modalities as epidural anesthesia. While no one method is 100% safe, nitrous is considered as safe as an epidural or administration of an IV narcotic. In the us, we need more clinical trials.
Ask your Dr. I would not recommend it, but I would consult your dr. Even though nitrous oxide is fairly safe, don't take chances!

My dentist wants to give me nitrous oxide when I have multiple extractions I have asthma would this be ok /safe.?

Not really. If you do not want nitrous do not get it it has nothing to do with pain it will reduce your anxiety possibly.
See specialist. Because of your medical history evaluation by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon would be prudent.
Asthma and Nitrous. In over 40 years of dental practice, I have neither had a problem with a patient who had asthma nor a physician who advised against using nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia for tooth extractions. In fact, as this relaxes you and you get more oxygen than in room air, it probably reduces any risks. However, you and your dentist should discuss this with the physician who treats you for asthma.