Drugs in Labor: An Overview

Protecting mothers and babies involves prioritising models of care that value drug-free labour and birth and that support laboring women in achieving this. The drugs discussed in this paper include opiates, inhaled analgesics, epidurals, sedatives and oxytocin.

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About Author: Sarah J. Buckley

Sarah J. Buckley is a trained general practitioner, mother of four homeborn children and writer on pregnancy, birth and parenting. She lives with her family in Brisbane, Australia.

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