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Intravenous (I.V.) medicines for childbirth pain: Overview

Intravenous (I.V.) medicines can help with labor pain. They are usually opioids, but other medicines can be used. They don't work as well as other pain relief methods, such as an epidural. And they can cause side effects for you or your baby. But they are safe for most people.

What are the risks of intravenous (I.V.) medicines for childbirth pain?

Major problems aren't common. But some side effects can occur. These may include dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. You may also feel drowsy. These medicines may not give enough pain relief. Depending on the dose and timing, they can affect the baby's breathing. They can also make the baby sleepy and less interested in breastfeeding.

What are intravenous (I.V.) medicines for childbirth pain?

Intravenous (I.V.) medicines may be used in childbirth to help with pain during labor. They also may help you relax. They include opioids and other medicines. You may get one or more medicines through an I.V.

How are intravenous (I.V.) medicines for childbirth pain given?

A nurse will insert a small tube into a vein in your arm (intravenously, or I.V.). They will then give the medicine through the I.V. tube.

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