Denver, CO, March 12, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL) is pleased to now offer Nitrous Oxide (also known as “laughing gas”) as an option to delivering mothers to provide anxiety relief during childbirth.
Nitrous Oxide, a colorless, odorless gas was first used during labor in the 1930’s. While Nitrous Oxide does not minimize pain endured during delivery, it does reduce anxiety and allow mothers to better manage their pain levels. By holding your own mask, you decide when to use it and how much gas you need. Some women say it ‘takes the edge off’ of their pain.
“We are thrilled to offer Nitrous Oxide to our mothers at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s,” states Jessica McCalman, Manager of Labor at Delivery at P/SL. “Caring for both mom and baby under one roof, we are proud to provide leading pregnancy, childbirth and pediatric care in the Rocky Mountain Region. Our labor and delivery unit has board-certified OB/GYN laborists and anesthesiologists available at all hours of the day and night to care for mothers in labor. We're highly experienced in both low-risk and high-risk deliveries.”
Nitrous Oxide has no effect on the length of someone’s labor and no known effects on the baby. Nitrous is the only pain relief method used for labor that is cleared from the body through the lungs. So as soon as you stop breathing the gas, the nitrous effect is gone within a minute or two.
To learn more about Pregnancy & Childbirth Care at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, please visit https://pslmc.com/campaigns/pregnancy-childbirth.
About HealthONE’s Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center
For more than 135 years, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL) has been meeting the healthcare needs of patients and their families from across the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions, and from around the world. With more than 80 specialties, 1,200 specialists and primary care physicians and 1,800 employees, P/SL and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is the only tertiary/quaternary combined pediatric and adult hospital in this region. Leading comprehensive services include the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cardiovascular Services, Cancer Care, Blood & Marrow Transplant, Labor & Delivery/Mom & Baby, Maternal-Fetal Care, Orthopedics, Spine, Kidney/Liver Transplant, Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Healing, Infectious Disease and more. For more information, please visit www.pslmc.com.