11 Feb 2016

Pain relief for childbirth with nasal spray

From Nine To Noon, 9:48 am on 11 February 2016

Women in labour may get another option for pain relief with the trial of a self-administered nasal spray. About a quarter of women giving birth in New Zealand have spinal epidural blocks to manage the pain, and about 10 percent use Pethidene. Julie Fleet is a midwifery researcher from the University of South Australia who has been trialling another opioid drug sometimes used in childbirth - Fentanyl.