Policy Number


Nitrous Oxide Administration in Labour and Delivery - Policy and Procedure - NSHA MC-LD-040


The purpose of this policy is to outline a pain relief option for labouring patients at term or preterm gestations, in a manner that is safe for the patient and the Health Care Team. Nitrous oxide may be used in environments where epidural anesthesia is not readily available, when the patient does not prefer an epidural or narcotic analgesia, and/or when the labour or delivery is precipitous.


NSHA MC-LD-040 Diagram and Pre-use Checklist for Porter

NSHA MC-LD-040 PRO-NOX - Nitrous Oxide Delivery System