GAS AND AIR

Mother & Baby (UK) - - BUMP & BIRTH -

Entonox, or gas and air, is a mix of half ni­trous ox­ide (bet­ter known as laugh­ing gas) and half oxy­gen. You can have it at home or in the hospi­tal or birth cen­tre, and you can use it in a wa­ter birth, too. Some women swear by it and wish they had a can­is­ter per­ma­nently in­stalled in their kitchen; oth­ers dis­like it in­tensely and say it makes them dry-mouthed, nau­seous or woozy. Be­cause you in­hale it, it’s fast to en­ter your body and fast to leave, so if you don’t like the feel­ing, you won’t be stuck with it for long.

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