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Obstetrics and Maternity Care


Labor Pain Management Options

Wood County Hospital's Family Birthing Center offers some of the
latest options in pain management for your delivery. 

Some of the options include:

Hydrotherapy - Immersion or shower

Walking - With the technology offered in the Family Birthing Center, you do not have to remain in a bed and can move around freely

Positioning - Including equipment like a ball, beanbag and peanut ball

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Nitrous Oxide - A mixture of 50% nitrous gas and 50% oxygen that is inhaled through a mask and provides pain relief

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Nubain - Pain medication injected or through an IV

Epidural - Infusion of an anesthetic medication through a catheter into the lower area of the spine which numbs the back and abdominal area

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