Everyone experiences pain differently. To help ease any discomfort, we have a team of skilled anesthesiologists who will work with you to determine and administer the appropriate type of anesthesia.
There are several different forms of anesthesia administered for childbirth which can be used independently or in conjunction with one another. These options include local anesthesia, sedation, regional anesthesia and general anesthesia and should be discussed with your healthcare provider.
West Boca Medical Center also offers Nitrous Oxide as an option for their maternity patients. Nitrous Oxide is not a substitute for an epidural; you can have both pain management options. Instead of increasing the epidural at the time of labor, which has the potential to make it more difficult to push the baby down the birth canal, nitrous oxide can be added to relieve your pain when you start to feel pressure.
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