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Is the use of nitrous oxide safe for pregnant women?

The use of nitrous oxide in pregnant women is controversial, and it is preferable pregnant women not be treated with it. 

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What should I avoid while using nitrous oxide?
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You should avoid smoking or lighting matches near any area where nitrous oxide is being used. Wh...
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Is nitrous oxide an option to control labor pain?
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Nitrous oxide is an option to control labor pain. Nitrous oxide has long been used during labor in E...
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Should I receive nitrous oxide if I am pregnant?
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If you are pregnant now or plan to get pregnant, you should not receive nitrous oxide without ta...
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How soon after taking nitrous oxide will I feel its effects?
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When nitrous oxide gas is administered, you will feel the effects within one to two minutes. The...
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