Labor and Delivery
Besides choosing a baby name and nursery color, expectant mothers also need to decide how they wish to have their pain managed during childbirth. Staying comfortable is an important part of a positive birth experience, and women should feel free to discuss all their options with their obstetrician and anesthesiologist.
The information in this section contains important information about safety and pain control during childbirth. The ASA encourages expectant mothers to read these resources carefully so they can make an informed decision.
Q&A: Pain Management During Childbirth
Misconceptions About Pain Management in Labor and Delivery
Types of Pain Relief in Labor and Delivery
Nitrous Oxide During Labor