How effective is gas for pain relief?
I’ve decided I want to try giving birth without drugs, or at the very least just gas. I don’t have my whole heart set on it and I realise I may change my mind when the time actually comes. My question is how effective is just gas for pain relief? I’ve heard it can make you feel a bit dizzy and out of it but is it actually any good for helping to manage pain?
I was like you when I had my forth baby. I wanted to try as long as I could without anything. I relented & had gas, as the pain was getting to intense. I liked the gas, it just took the edge off, but you have to use it before the pain actually hits. I’ve found that having something else to focus on (a picture, or favourite music) helps heaps too. Just go with the contractions, but if you really feel you need help, take it.
Congratulations & Best wishes.