I've been looking into gas and air, another woman on here told me about it. The u give you a tube that you bite down on when you're having a contraction and it releases a type of gas that you breathe in that makes you a little lightheaded or sort of "high" So to speak, but it's suppose to distract you from the pain and help relieve. I don't remember the technical term for it and I haven't used it myself. But I'm definitely intrigued bc the women I've talked To that have used it absolutely swear by it.
I'm in the US though so Idk if they offer it in Canada or not.
Awesome i just looked it up and they offer it in Canada!
Cool deal!! I think I might try it this go around bc I've heard such good things about that method. Good luck and congrats!! :-)
I've also heard that having that tube to bite down on helps a lot. The whole concept just sounds really cool to me. Can't wait to talk to my doctor about it bc so far I've only researched it online and talked to women on here about it.
Last I knew. Gas was not offered in the US. I know it isn't where I'm from. There's a number of options other than an epidural. Sterile water injections,spinals, stadol and other IV drugs, as well as things like hypno birth and warm baths. I'd talk to your DR about what's offered where you are and look at all your options.