Pain relief: pharmacological

Edited by Janet Medforth, Susan Battersby, Maggie Evans, Beverley Marsh and Angela Walker

in Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199584673
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729867 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Nursing

Pain relief: pharmacological

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Nitrous oxide and oxygen administration 258

Opiates 259

Lumbar epidural analgesia 260

This is a very good method to use in practice as:

It is easily available to all midwives

The woman controls it herself

It works quickly, usually within three to four contractions...

Chapter.  2303 words. 

Subjects: Midwifery ; Obstetrics ; Pain Medicine

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