The type of pain management required for labour and delivery will be different for each woman.


An epidural is a procedure that injects a local anaesthetic in to the space around the spinal nerves in your lower back. This blocks the pain from labor contractions and during the birth very effectively


The gas given to women in labour is a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen, sometimes known as laughing gas. It helps lessen the pain during a contraction. It is inhaled during a contraction through a mask or mouthpiece. There is no after effects to you or your baby.