DeKalb Medical offering women in labor new option to manage pain

gas mask
Testingfg of Ads

Women in labor at DeKalb Medical now have a new option to manage pain. Nitrous oxide, frequently used in dentist’s offices, has been proven advantageous for pain relief during labor.

DeKalb Medical is the first hospital in metro Atlanta and the second in Georgia to offer nitrous oxide. Northeast Georgia Medical Center became the first in August of 2016.

“Patients like using nitrous oxide because it’s safe for them and their baby. It is self-administered and allows women to manage the discomfort of labor and post-birth while remaining alert and conscious,” said Rose Horton, executive director of DeKalb Medical’s Maternity Services.

Nitrous oxide takes the edge off a mother’s intense contractions during labor while maintaining the feel and awareness of natural childbirth. It is also a good option for mothers who arrive too late to receive an epidural or those that cannot have an epidural because of other medical issues.

To learn more about this option for relieving pain during labor, visit

On Common Ground News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Testingfg of Ads

About us

On Common Ground News is published daily by On Common Ground, Inc (OCGNEWS.COM). The newspaper serves DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Metro Atlanta.

The opinions expressed by writers and contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher or the newspaper’s advertisers.

No portion of this newspaper may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the publisher.

We reserve the right to reject material and advertisements we deem inappropriate.

On Common Ground News
P.O. Box 904
Lithonia, GA 30058

(770) 679-5607

Latest News

Select list(s) to subscribe to

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: On Common Ground News, 1240 Sigman Road, Conyers, GA, 30012, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact