Get This Woman Some Laughing Gas! Other countries use nitrous oxide in the delivery room. Why don’t we?Photo by George Ruiz

Get This Woman Some Laughing Gas! Other countries use nitrous oxide in the delivery room. Why don’t we?

Originally Published: Slate • May 19, 2011

The first of many fraught decisions a mother faces—one she makes before she’s even a mom—is the choice between “natural” (unmedicated) and pain-free (anesthetized) childbirth. Read more...