Parenteral Opioids May Be Effective for Reducing Pain During Childbirth According to Cochrane ReviewJuly 11, 2018
The use of parenteral opioid medications may be supported for effective pain relief during labor.
Warm showers and perineal exercises may be effective for reducing the pain associated with childbirth.
Intravenous dexamethasone may represent an effective analgesic strategy during labor and result in drug dose sparing of both levobupivacaine and fentanyl.
Despite lower reported effectiveness for labor pain, the degree of patient satisfaction in women who received nitrous oxide is similar to that of women who received neuraxial modalities.
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