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

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Dr. Jake Richards
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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.

In brief: 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.
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