Most women in labor have choices about what they want their birth experience to be. At the Family Birth Center at Maine Medical Center, the patient's safety and desires come first. Whether it is a natural child birth with little to no medical intervention, or one with medication to help ease pain, our nurses and doctors work with each patient individually to help them achieve their goals. Should you choose medication for relief during labor, it’s best to know your options before making a decision. There are benefits and risks of using medications. One type of pain medication available during labor & delivery is Nitrous Oxide Inhaled gas that is self-administered after education provided by anesthesiologist and/or nurse. Listen in as Janet Oliver, a nurse at Maine Medical Center, discusses the advantages of Nitrous Oxide Inhaled gas to help with pain management during labor.