Relief of Labor Pain by Systemic Medications and Inhalational Agents

  • Sanjay Datta
  • Bhavani Shankar Kodali
  • Scott Segal


Systemic medications have been used exclusively or in association with psychoanalgesia for relief of labor pain during both the first and second stages of labor. These drugs can be classified into several categories.


Nitrous Oxide Epidural Analgesia Labor Pain Labor Analgesia Lockout Interval 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanjay Datta
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bhavani Shankar Kodali
    • 1
    • 2
  • Scott Segal
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Brigham & Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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