457098243The Midwives of MedStar Washington Hospital Center are dedicated to the delivery of exceptional care to women and their families across the Washington, D.C. region. They are committed to achieving optimal health outcomes by offering safe, evidence-based, family-centered and individually responsive care. The practice recently introduced a new option for women giving birth at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Nitrous oxide, also referred to as laughing gas, is another method to use for pain relief while in labor. The blend is a lower concentration from the form used during dental care, and is designed so women maintain consciousness during labor- a safe, non-invasive alternative for those desiring a low intervention birth experience.