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I am thinking of using Remifentanil during labour, I was wondering if anyone else had used it? And what was it like?

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, THis is a realtively new use of this drug and it is used as a patient controlled anaesthesia. It can be effective during the first stage of labour but it is not as effective as an epidural. It is best that you talk to the midwives at the maternity unit on their use of it in labour. Best wishes, Alex.
Answered: 17 Oct 2011