This is such an interesting article by Tom Newman for Metro about climate-friendly pain relief during labour. It’s well worth a read and a link to Tom’s full arucle is available below.
A new mother has become the first person in the UK to use climate-friendly pain relief while giving birth.
Entonox — a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen and better known as gas and air — has been used to provide pain relief during labour for more than a century.
But nitrous oxide is a powerful greenhouse gas, almost 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide, and escapes into the atmosphere after being exhaled.