The use of Entonox (gas and air) during home births has now been reinstated.
This follows a temporary suspension that was in place to protect our midwifery colleagues from prolonged occupational exposure and to ensure their safety. A new policy, staff training and badges are now in place to detect over exposure and safeguard colleagues in home settings.
Entonox is considered a safe option for pain relief during childbirth and there is no danger to mothers or babies from using it.
We would like to thank everyone who uses our services and to our maternity teams for their ongoing understanding and support.
We will continue to monitor the situation and share any further updates when needed.