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Nitrous oxide for labor analgesia: expanding analgesic options for women in the United States.

  title={Nitrous oxide for labor analgesia: expanding analgesic options for women in the United States.},
  author={Michelle R. Collins and Sarah A. Starr and Judith T. Bishop and Curtis L. Baysinger},
  journal={Reviews in obstetrics \& gynecology},
  volume={5 3-4},
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a commonly used labor analgesic in many Western countries, but is used infrequently in the United States. The University of California at San Francisco has been offering N2O for labor analgesia for more than 30 years. Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently began offering N2O as an option for pain relief in laboring women. Many women report that N2O provides effective pain relief during labor and argue that it should be made more widely available in the United… 

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