Unfortunately, the way Nitrous Oxide gets to the laboring mother causes aerosol droplets in the air. During this pandemic, these aerosol droplets can pose a risk. Therefore, Emory Decatur Hospital is temporarily suspending the use of Nitrous Oxide. We know how important Nitrous Oxide is to our Moms and will work hard to get it back in use again as soon as it is safe.
As always, your safety, your baby’s safety and the safety of your team are our biggest concerns.
Thank you for your understanding.