Oviedo Medical Center's "Memorable Beginnings" Labor and Delivery unit is now offering Nitrous Oxide as an option for pain management in labor. Nitrous Oxide is a quick-acting gas that is inhaled through a mask. It is widely used all over the world as a safe alternative for labor pain relief. Many people may be familiar with its use in dentist office and may have heard it referred to as "laughing gas." Nitrous Oxide, as with any medical intervention, does have risks but overall is considered safe to use during labor.