Would you use it?
Any woman has given birth knows that it hurts. A lot. Like, a lot a lot. Labor pains are no laughing matter, or are they? More and more hospitals are starting to offer laughing gas to women in the throes of labor as a method of managing pain and as an alternative to an epidural. There is pain and labor does hurt, but it is not always as bad as television shows or family and friends made it out to be. To me, it felt like a menstrual pain that was more painful than normal but not excruciating. ... It feels like cramping when you get your period, just a little more intense. And the pushing is a relief. The Cut reports that, according to a new NPR report, laughing gas is growing in popularity in hospitals as an effective method of pain management for women in labor. With many women choosing to avoid the epidural during labor, laughing gas has become a quick and easy way for women to get some pain relief while not having to go the epidural route. Credit: Shutterstock